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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $5.775 Million to 21 Artists

Several jazz artists among the recipients

Don Byron
Bill Frisell
Nicole Mitchell

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) has announced 21 recipients of cash grants, several of which will be given to notable jazz artists. The funds, $225, 000 to each artist (totaling $5.775 million), can be used for any purpose by the recipients. According to a press release, DDCF is “granting these awards as part of a $50 million, 10-year commitment over and above its existing funding for the performing arts.” The awards are named after Duke (1912-1993), a prominent philanthropist and supporter of the arts.

The 2012 inaugural award recipients are:

· Anne Bogart, theatre (New York, NY)

· Don Byron, jazz (New York, NY)

· Wally Cardona, dance (Brooklyn, NY)

· Rinde Eckert, multidisciplinary performance (Upper Nyack, NY)

· Bill Frisell, jazz (Seattle, WA)

· Deborah Hay, dance (Austin, TX)

· John Hollenbeck, jazz (Binghamton, NY)

· Vijay Iyer, jazz (New York, NY)

· Marc Bamuthi Joseph, multidisciplinary performance (Oakland, CA)

· Elizabeth LeCompte, theatre (New York, NY)

· Young Jean Lee, theatre (Brooklyn, NY)

· Ralph Lemon, dance (New York, NY)

· Richard Maxwell, theatre (Brooklyn, NY)

· Sarah Michelson, dance (Brooklyn, NY)

· Bebe Miller, dance (New York, NY and Columbus, OH)

· Nicole Mitchell, jazz (Long Beach, CA and Chicago, IL)

· Meredith Monk, multidisciplinary performance (New York, NY)

· Eiko Otake, dance (New York, NY)

· Takashi Koma Otake, dance (New York, NY)

· Basil Twist, theatre (New York, NY)

· Reggie Wilson, dance (Brooklyn, NY)

More information about the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards is available at .

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