CMA Grants $160,000 to Composer-Led Jazz Ensembles

Fifteen new jazz commissions have been granted support through Chamber Music America’s New Works: Creation and Presentation Program. An independent panel of jazz composers and performers selected this year’s recipients from a group of 150 applicants. The following composers and their ensembles are receiving awards up to $12,200: Frank Carlberg, Ryan Cohan, Xavier Davis, James Emery, Drew Gress, Joel Harrison, Gina Leishman, Gary Lindsay, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Donny McCaslin, Dave Pietro, Charlie Porter, Dafnis Prieto, Felipe Salles, and David Sanchez. This program, made possible with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, has awarded more than $900,000 since its inception in 2000.