Program Supports the Expansion of Jazz
Presentation in the Region

Baltimore, MD – November 4, 2019 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced the addition of five new members to its Jazz Touring Network (JTN). New members approved at the October board meeting include:

  • Artvolution Cultural Innovation Project, Bensalem, PA
  • CapitalBop, Washington, DC
  • Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Flushing, NY
  • Riverjazz.org, Jersey City, NJ

Established in 2001, the JTN is a presenter-based membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz in the mid-Atlantic region, while ensuring regional programming reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the current field of jazz. Members of the JTN are committed to annually presenting jazz ensembles that represent the artistic excellence, innovation, and diversity found in jazz today. The program offers its members opportunities for professional development, peer networking, and funding for regional jazz tours. The JTN supports presenters in the mid-Atlantic region with little or no experience presenting jazz as well as experienced jazz presenters looking for ways to strengthen their programming. 

MAAF has supported more than 40 organizations through the program and today there are 28 active members of the Jazz Touring Network representing six 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.

Contact:
Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
karen@midatlanticarts.org
410.539.6656 x104