CMA’s jazz ensembles and presenters create and present new works, bring jazz to communities across the country, and reach new audiences with imaginative programming.

Grants and Awards Recipients

CMA’s jazz ensembles and presenters create and present new works, bring jazz to communities across the country, and reach new audiences with imaginative programming.

Grants

Presenting Jazz

In recognition of the vital role that presenters play in sustaining and advancing our country's jazz tradition,Presenting Jazz provides grants to concert presenters that engage U.S.-based jazz ensembles.

New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development

 

Through the New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program, CMA supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be performed and appreciated. A multi-phase program, New Jazz Works also offers activities that develop the band leader’s career-related business skills. Founded in the year 2000, CMA’s jazz commissioning programs have provided support for more than 140 works that reflect the multiple styles of contemporary jazz.

Residency Partnership Program

CMA's Residency Partnership Program takes ensemble music out of the concert hall and into the community. The program supports creative collaborations between jazz professionals and community organizations, bringing interactive performances and music education to new audiences around the country.

French-American Jazz Exchange Program

From 2006 to 2011, CMA’s French American Jazz Exchange program brought musicians in the U.S. and France together, fostering innovative composition, performance, educational, and recording projects.

Awards

CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

 

Presented annually at CMA’s National Conference, the Awards for Adventurous Programming—which recognize ensembles, presenters, and festivals featuring contemporary jazz and new music—spotlight imaginative public programming. 

CMAcclaim

The annual CMAcclaim award brings national recognition to individuals, ensembles, presenters and other organizations whose chamber music activities have had a significant cultural impact in their locality or region. 

Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award

Outstanding individuals in the ensemble music field (from Elliott Carter and the members of the Kronos Quartet to Billy Taylor and Chick Corea) have received CMA’s National Service Award. Named in honor of CMA’s visionary board chairman Richard J. Bogomolny, the award has been presented annually since 1980 to those who have made lasting, significant contributions to chamber music.