2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards Announced

2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards Announced

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has named the recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards.

In recognition of their creative vitality and ongoing contributions to the fields of dance, jazz and theater, awardees will each receive $275,000 in flexible, multi-year funding as well as financial and legal counseling, professional development activities, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by Creative Capital, DDCF’s primary partner in the awards.

In the area of jazz, the awardees are:

Dave Douglas
Fred Hersch
Wayne Horvitz
Jason Moran
Matana Roberts
Jen Shyu
Wadada Leo Smith
Henry Threadgill

With the 2016 class, DDCF will have awarded approximately $27.7 million to 101 artists
through the Doris Duke Artist Awards.

Many of these artists have been profiled on NewMusicBox and/or received support through grants from New Music USA.

FRED HERSCH: JUST HEAR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

MATANA ROBERTS: CREATIVE DEFIANCE

JEN SHYU: NO MORE SEQUINED DRESSES

WADADA LEO SMITH: DECODING ANKHRASMATION

HENRY THREADGILL: NO COMPROMISE

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