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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:

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