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Luminarts in Chicago Announces 2022 Jazz Fellows

Four recipients awarded $10,000 each in prizes

Kenthaney Redmond, 2022 Luminarts Jazz Fellow
Kenthaney Redmond, 2022 Luminarts Jazz Fellow

The Chicago-based Luminarts Cultural Foundation (Luminarts) has named its 2022 class of Jazz Fellows: saxophonist Isaiah Collier, trumpeter Andrew Egizio, flutist Kenthaney Redmond, and guitarist Kenny Riechert. Each of the recipients was given a $10,000 award, as well as “access to professional and creative resources and additional project grants for 10 years,” according to a press release received at JazzTimes. The winners were chosen from a pool of eight finalists who performed live in February at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. The judges were drummer Dana Hall, pianist Joan Hickey, and pianist Bethany Pickens (daughter of the legendary Chicago jazz artist Willie Pickens).