Catalytic Sound Festival 2023
$3,000 Support Grant for the New York City Performance
Brandon Lopez and Zeena Parkins co-curate the December 10, 2023 performance at Public Records in Brooklyn which includes 3 sets with Lotte Anker, Sylvie Courvoisier, Charmaine Lee, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Brandon Lopez, Cecilia Lopez, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Ned Rothenberg, Nate Wooley and more.
Trevor Watts and Jamie Harris
$5,000 To Present Trevor Watts and Jamie Harris at the Jazz Gallery
Co-founder of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1965, legendary saxophonist Trevor Watts makes a rare New York City appearance at the Jazz Gallery on November 18, 2023 with his long-standing duo partner, percussionist Jamie Harris, for an evening of African-inspired grooves and creative improvisation.
Lester Bowie Tribute Concert
$1,000 Support Grant for the Concert, The 5th Power: A Tribute to Lester Bowie
With Ahmed Abdullah, Dave Ballou, Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes and Taylor Ho Bynum. The concert, a tribute to jazz legend, Lester Bowie, took place on October 7, 2023 at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Frederick, Maryland.
We Jazz Records
$6,000 support grant for the recording fLuXkit Vancouver (
its suite but sacred)
$1,200 Tour Support Grant in Finland for Darius Jones
The album was released September 29, 2023. With Darius Jones (alto sax and composition), Jesse Zubot (violin), Josh Zubot (violin), Peggy Lee (cello) James Meger (bass), and Gerald Cleaver (drums).
Cover art by Stan Douglas
$6,000 Recording Grant for Being & Becoming / Ars Memoria
Release date: November 1, 2023. With Peter Evans (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), Joel Ross (vibraphone, percussion), Nick Jozwiak (bass), and Michael Shekwoaga Ode (drums).
El Infierno Musicale
$5,000 Tour Support for El Infierno Musicale
This relatively new ensemble features Katinka Kleijn (cello), Lia Kohl (cello), Dave Rempis (woodwinds), Ken Vandermark (woodwinds), Christof Kurzmann (voice and electronics) and Lily Finnegan (drums).
Edgefest 2023: Rescued & Ready
$3,000 Underwriting Support
Support for artists James Brandon Lewis (saxophones) and Chad Taylor (drums) at the 27th annual 4-day festival at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan from October 18 – 21, 2023.
$1,000 Support for Ten Composers to Work with Performing Artists and Conductors
SoundScore is a unique platform where composers can connect with world-class performers and conductors to work together on their music scores and notation and get high-quality, affordable recordings.
€3,000 Underwriting Support for Konfrontationen Festival 2023
Konfrontationen is an annual festival for free and improvised music held at Jazz Galerie Nickelsdorf in Nickelsdorf, Austria from July 21 – 23, 2023.
$10,000 recording grant for Catherine Lamb’s parallaxis forma to be released on Another Timbre Records
parallaxis forma, a new portrait album of Catherine Lamb’s music for voice and ensemble — a co-production between Another Timbre, Explore Ensemble, and Exaudi Vocal Ensemble.
Website: Explore Ensemble
Long Play Festival
$5,000 Support Grant for Very Very Circus performance
Very Very Circus: The Music of Henry Threadgill, a reunion concert, will be presented at the Long Play Festival (Bang on a Can) on Sunday, May 7th. With Threadgill collaborators: Brandon Ross (guitar), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Jose Davilla (tuba), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Gene Lake (drums) and Yosvany Terry (saxophone).
Website: Bang on a Can / Long Play Festival
$10,000 Arts for Art / Vision Festival for Joëlle Léandre
Celebrating Joëlle Léandre’s Lifetime Achievement at Vision Festival on June 13th.
Yarn / Wire International Institute 2023
$8,000 Support Grant
In support of Yarn / Wire’s 2023 summer incubator — supporting sonic collaborations between performers, ensembles, composers and creators.
Website: Yarn / Wire International Institute
$2,500 Travel Expenses
In support of Mark Dresser residency at The Stone from June 28 – July 1.
$3,000 Support Grant
To help underwrite Wide Open Works (WOW) Summer Festival at Ibeam, Brooklyn. July 14, 15, 16, 2023.
Experimental Sound Studio
$6,000 Performance Grant
In support of Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra’s live immersive performance at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago on March 24th.