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Next Jazz Legacy - New Music USA

Monday, October 17, 2022


Next Jazz Legacy is a new national apprenticeship program for women and non-binary improvisers in jazz, with the intersection of gender and race as a guiding principle.

Combining individual and group learning opportunities with a comprehensive support package designed to deliver deep impacts on every candidate’s career, awardees receive $10,000, performance opportunities with master bandleaders, two-way mentorship, a learning cohort, and professional promotional support.

The artist applying to this program must be: A woman or non-binary improviser in jazz, An emerging artist with substantial professional experience, 21-35 years old, Based in the US or a US territory, Available for full participation in the program between January 2023 and December 2023, Fully vaccinated

At this time, this program will not consider supporting artists that are: Enrolled in an academic institution at any time during the duration of the program, Contracted with a third party recording company, Based outside of the US, Not able to demonstrate their need for this program

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