return to all grants and awardsNew Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development


Golden Quartet

Composer: Wadada Leo Smith

Composition: Ten Freedom Summers

Instrumentation: Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Piano/Fender Rhodes, Bass, Drums

Valencia, CA 2010

Greg Osby Four

Composer: Greg Osby
Composition: Salamat
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums

Wayne, PA 2002

Jacob Garchik Trio

Composer: Jacob Garchik

Composition: String Sextet

Instrumentation: Trombone, Piano, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello

Brooklyn, NY 2013

James Emery and String Trio of New York

Composer: James Emery
Composition: The River of Orion
Instrumentation: Guitar, Bass, and Violin

Warwick, NY 2005

James Carney Group

Composer: James Carney

Composition: Ways and Means

Instrumentation: 2 Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

Brooklyn, NY 2007

Jamie Baum Septet

Composer: Jamie Baum
Composition: Ives Suite: The Time Traveler
Instrumentation: Flutes, Trumpet, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, French Horn, Piano, Bass, and Drums

New York, NY 2003

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet

Composer: Jane Ira Bloom
Composition: Chasing Paint
Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums

New York, NY 2000

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet

Composer: Jane Ira Bloom
Composition: Mental Weather
Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone, Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums

New York, NY 2006

Jason Moran and Bandwagon

Composer: Jason Moran
Composition: Word
Instrumentation: Piano, Bass, and Drums

New York, NY 2001

Jay Clayton Project/Outskirts

Composer: Jay Clayton
Composition: Lines and Spaces: A Dream Suite
Instrumentation: Voice, Saxophone, and Drums

New Paltz, NY 2004

Jazz Passengers

Composer: Roy Nathanson
Composition: Subway Moon
Instrumentation: Saxophone, Trombone, Vibes, Bass, Drums, Violin, Sampler

Brooklyn, NY 2006

Jazz String Quintet

Composer: James Gailloreto

Composition: American Complex

Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello

Chicago, IL 2007

Jazz Unit

Composer: Dave Morgan

Composition: The Way of the Sly Man

Instrumentation: Double Bass, Piano/Keyboards, Percussion, Guitars, Saxophones, Woodwinds, Clarinets, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone

Poland, OH 2008

Jean-Michel Pilc Trio

Composer: Jean-Michel Pilc
Composition: Trio Sonata
Instrumentation: Piano, Bass, and Drums

Brooklyn, NY 2001

Jean-Michel Pilc Trio

Composer: Jean-Michel Pilc
Composition: Modern Lights
Instrumentation: Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums

Grahamsville, NY 2008

Jeff Haas Quintet Plus 5

Composer: Jeff Haas
Composition: Converging Spirits
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Bass, and Drums

Traverse City, MI 2004

Jim Hobbs and The Fully Celebrated Orchestra

Composer: Jim Hobbs
Composition: Tuft Today Milkshire Suite
Instrumentation: Cornet, Alto Saxophone, Bass, and Drums

Jamaica Plain, MA 2001

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Composer: Jimmy Greene
Composition: Overcomers
Instrumentation: Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums

Hartford, CT 2004

Joel Harrison and Free Country

Composer: Joel Harrison
Composition: Vox Americana
Instrumentation: Guitar, Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Keyboard, Bass, and Drums

New York, NY 2005

Joel Harrison Group

Composer: Joel Harrison

Composition: Search

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Bass, Hajini, Dejembe, Frame Drum, Drum Set

Brooklyn, NY 2009

John Blake Jr. Quartet

Composer: John Blake Jr.
Composition: A Celebration of Fiddle Music from Africa to America
Instrumentation: Fiddle, Violin, Piano, Bass, Drums, Percussion, and Poetry

Philadelphia, PA 2004

John Lindberg Ensemble

Composer: John Lindberg
Composition: Five Rays of Lights
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Saxophones, Bass, and Percussion

Kerhonkson, KY 2003

John Escreet Project

Composer: John Escreet

Composition: Explorations in Speech
Instrumentation: Piano, Saxophone/Elecronics, Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Drums

New York, NY 2009

Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense

Composer: Jonathan Finlayson

Composition: Touch Move

Instrumentation: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Trumpet

New York, NY 2013

Jovino Santos Neto Quintet

Composer: Jovino Santos Neto
Composition: Canto do Rio
Instrumentation: Flute, Woodwinds, Piano, Bass, Drums, and Percussion

Seattle, WA 2002

Justin Flynn Quintet

Composer: Justin Flynn

Composition: Pathways

Instrumentation: Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums

Brooklyn, NY 2008


Composer: Ben Wendel
Composition: Mono Me
Saxophone and Effects, Trumpet and Effects, Fender Rhodes and Effects, Electric Bass and Effects, Drums, Composer, Monome

Brooklyn, NY 2011

Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack

Composer:  Kyle Bruckmann
Composition: Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire
Instrumentation:  Oboe, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Viola, Bass, Percussion

Oakland, CA 2012

Larry Ochs and Rova Saxophone Quartet

Composer: Larry Ochs
Composition: Certain Space
Instrumentation: Saxophones

Berkeley, CA 2000

Le Boeuf Brothers

Composer: Remy Le Boeuf
Composition: A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Piano, Bass, Drums, Violins, Viola, Cello

Los Angeles, CA 2011

Lenora Zenzalai Helm and The Zenzalai Project

Composer: Lenora Zenzalai Helm
Composition: Journey Woman: A Work in Progress
Instrumentation: Vocals, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Piano, Acoustic and Electric Bass, and Drums

Durham, NC 2004

Malachi Thompson and Freebop Band

Composer: Malachi Thompson
Composition: Mr. Monk, Freebop Seven & Rhythm X
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Piano, Bass, and Drums


Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express

Composer: Manuel Valera

Composition: Martì en Nueva York

Instrumentation: Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Chekere, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Voice

New York, NY 2013
Manuel Valera Group

Composer: Manuel Valera
Composition: Impressions of Expressions
Instrumentation: Piano, Saxophone, Bass, Drums, Woodwinds, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Percussion

Brooklyn, NY 2006

Marcus Roberts Trio

Composer: Marcus Roberts
Composition: From Rags to Rhythm
Instrumentation: Piano, Bass, and Drums

Boston, MA 2000

Mario Pavone and Orange Double Tenor Ensemble

Composer: Mario Pavone

Composition: Arc Suite T/PI T/PO

Instrumentation: Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Bass, Drum Set

Prospect, CT 2009