Listen Up: Six Jazz + Music Projects We’re Funding
Discover groundbreaking artists that are imagining the future of sound. Explore six forward-thinking Jazz + Music projects we are funding which grapple with complex subjects, such as genocide, gender inequality, and unexplored histories as part of our 2023 “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards.
Learn more about our open call for visual arts and film grants, opening March 1!
|Jaimeo Brown, Frumiesha Brown, Jaleel Shaw, & Chris Sholar
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence utilizes early African American art through the use of archival recordings and early African American imagery as source material to create new multimedia presentations.
|Terri Lyne Carrington
The Jazz Without Patriarchy Project is a multimedia, interdisciplinary installation, curriculum, and programming series aiming to reimagine jazz through the lens of gender equity.
|Brent Michael Davids
Requiem for America tackles the genocidal founding of America, challenging music norms and sanitized historical rhetoric to give voice to America’s invisible people: American Indians.
Counterpoise is a sonic meditation utilizing handmade electro-acoustic instruments to study the technological sublime of opposing elements coexisting to create musical poem.
Secret to Life features original compositions performed by an ensemble of women of color (WOC) based on private stories or “secrets” of WOC, gathered through interviews and guided writing.
DETROIT is a three-part visual EP that uses music and moving image to fuse severed roots and uncover new angles in the continuum of Black American Music.