Chamber Music America Seeks Applicants for Jazz Grants
Posted 2/18/2014

The New York-based organization Chamber Music America has announced the March 7 deadline for its New Jazz Works grants. These grants provide financial support for musicians to compose, perform and record new works that will be performed by U.S.-based jazz ensembles.

The grant offers up to $19,000 for the creation of and two performances of a new work; up to $12,000 for additional performances and recording of the work; and $3,000 for administrative support.

In a change to the application process this year, applicants will only be required to give a brief (rather than a detailed) description of the new work. This year, the judges will place a greater emphasis on work samples.

Since 2000, the New Jazz Works grant has helped bring 170 works to life. Recent recipients include the Geof Bradfield Ensemble for Bradfield’s composition “Melba”; the Golden Quartet for composer Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers”; and Mario Pavone and Orange Double Tenor Ensemble for Pavone’s composition “Arc Suite T/PI T/PO.”

The grant period is from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017.

More information is posted at


Geof Bradfield was a recipient of the New Jazz Works grant in 2011. (Photo:


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