2022 Recipients

May 2022

Pat Thomas

$25,000 Unrestricted Grant

In recognition of his incomparable artistry and contribution to improvised music.

Website: Pat Thomas Improvised Music and Jazz

Photo: Dawid Laskowski


May 2022

Brandon Lopez

$10,000 Recording Grant

For a quartet recording with Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri and Gerald Cleaver.

Website: Brandon Lopez


May 2022

Satoko Fujii

$10,000 Concert & Album Support Grant

For her 100th leader concert and album project in NYC on September 20.

With Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura — trumpet; Ingrid Laubrock — tenor sax; Sara Schoenbeck — bassoon; Satoko Fujii — piano; Brandon Lopez — bass; Tom Rainey, Chris Corsano — drums; and Ikue Mori — electronics.

Website: Satoko Fujii

Photo: Bryan Murray


May 2022

Oliver Lake Lifetime Achievement

$10,000 Arts for Art / Vision Festival 2022 for Oliver Lake

Celebrating Oliver Lake’s Lifetime Achievement at Vision Festival on June 26.

Website: Arts for Art Vision Festival
Website: Oliver Lake


May 2022

Cassandra Miller

$6,870 for Choral Work, 2023

A commission collaboration with Louth Contemporary Music Society, Ireland.

Website: Cassandra Miller
Website: Louth Contemporary Music Society

Photo: Andrew Parker


May 2022

Yarn / Wire International Institute

$6,000 Support Grant

In support of Yarn / Wire’s 2022 summer incubator — supporting sonic collaborations between performers, ensembles, composers and creators.

Website: Yarn / Wire International Institute


May 2022

Hat Hut

$3,500 Recording Grant

In support of the Albert Ayler Quintet recordings in Berlin and Helsinki in 1966.

Website: Hat Hut