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Artists Will Tour Eight
Mid-Atlantic States



Baltimore, MD – July 31, 2017 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced grants to 20 presenting organizations, totaling $46,840, in support of 26 engagements through its Jazz Touring Network (JTN) program in 2017-2018.

Collaboratively developed by members of the network, the tours include: Ajoyo, a band blending African tradition, jazz, and soul;  jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja; trumpet player Etienne Charles; “joyful” jazz with Sammy Miller and the Congregation; and acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi. The tours include engagements at venues in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For program information and tour schedules, click here. Please contact venues directly for tickets and to confirm performance dates and times.

The Jazz Touring Network is a presenter-based membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Member organizations have access to the tools necessary to develop and sustain the art form as an ongoing part of their annual programming. JTN focuses on performing arts presenters with little-to-no experience presenting jazz, and who also work with communities underserved by the arts. The program offers opportunities for professional development, peer networking, and funding for regional jazz tours.

Since 2001, the Foundation has supported 40 organizations through the program. Today there are 20 members of the Jazz Touring Network representing seven states and the District of Columbia. Click here for more information and a complete list of current network members.

For questions about the Jazz Touring Network program, please contact Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts at jess@midatlanticarts.org.

The Jazz Touring Network is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective. To learn more about MAAF, its programs and services, visit our website at www.midatlanticarts.org

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
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