Grants Announced for 2015-2016 Jazz Touring Network Engagements
Baltimore – September 2, 2015 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced grants to 23 presenting organizations, totaling $71,900, in support of 34 engagements through its Jazz Touring Network (JTN) program in 2015-2016. Collaboratively developed by members of the network, the tours include: pianist Aaron Diehl, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom quartet, 8-piece swing band The Hot Sardines, Juno-Award winning vocalist Kellylee Evans, jazz violinist Regina Carter, and Robert Glasper’s piano trio. The tours include engagements at venues in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more 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 24 members of the Jazz Touring Network representing seven states and the District of Columbia. Click here for a complete list of current network members and additional program information.
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, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org