South Arts, a nonprofit arts organization based in Atlanta, has announced a slate of 52 jazz artists to whom it will award grants ranging from approximately $25,000 to $40,000 as part of its Jazz Road Creative Residencies initiative for 2021. The total amount distributed to artists adds up to $2 million.
Jazz Road Creative Residencies is a national program through which South Arts supports jazz artists. The “residency” of its title is defined very broadly, leaving the artists to define the supported projects largely on their own. These include traditional venue residencies, community-driven events, educational workshops, creation of new work, and recording projects (and combinations of these).
Recipients come from every part of the United States and multiple subgenres of jazz. The full list of recipients is below.
Adegoke Steve Colson
Amy Denio/Tiptons Sax Quartet
Craig S. Harris
Lisa E. Harris
M3 Musicians LLC
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Gordon “Ches” Smith
Visit South Arts’ website for more information.