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:
Wadada Leo Smith
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.