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CMA Announces Recipients of New Jazz Works Grants

Wayne Shorter, Ambrose Akinmusire among awardees

Adam Rudolph
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Symphony Hall, Boston, Nov. 2013
Chris Lightcap
Sylvie Courvoisier
Ambrose Akinmusire

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, has announced the awardees of its commissioning programs for 2016, facilitating the creation of new works for small ensembles. A sum of $483,100 will be distributed to 21 ensembles via two of CMA’s major grant programs: Classical Commissioning, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and New Jazz Works, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

As stated in a press release distributed this morning, “The ensembles selected this year reflect the diverse array of styles performed by small ensembles in the U.S. today, ranging from classical/contemporary keyboard sextet to jazz piano-violin duo to traditional wind, string, vocal, and jazz quartets.” The grantees were chosen in the spring, by independent peer panels of musicians.

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