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Four Jazz Artists Among Pew Fellowship Recipients

Philadelphia artists receive $60,000 awards

Greg Osby
Marshall Allen

Thirteen artists from the Philadelphia area will receive $60,000 awards this year from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA). Among them are four musicians associated with jazz: trombonist Daniel Blacksberg, Sun Ra Arkestra mainstay Marshall Allen, pianist/composer Matthew Mitchell and saxophonist/composer Greg Osby.

According to a press release, “The 2012 Pew Fellows, seven of whom are first-time applicants to the program, were chosen in recognition of their extraordinary artistic achievements and the potential to use the fellowship to advance their work. Each of these “no-strings attached” $60,000 fellowships are granted over a one- to two-year period.

The complete list of 2012 Pew Fellows in the Arts is:

· Deron Albright


· Marshall Allen

instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader

· Daniel Blacksberg

trombonist and composer

· Alex Da Corte

visual artist

· Meg Foley


· Matthew Mitchell

pianist and composer

· Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski

visual artists

· Greg Osby

saxophonist and composer

· Jumatatu Poe


· Catie Rosemurgy


· Kevin Varrone


· Lori Waselchuk

documentary photographer


For the complete list of 2012 Pew Fellows in the Arts and full artist descriptions, as well as lists of this year’s panelists and evaluators, visit Pew Fellowships.

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