The Jerome Foundation has announced the latest recipients of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship program. There were 10 musicians among the recipients of the 60 Fellowships awarded to early career artists in Minnesota and New York City.
Jay Afrisando – MN-based composer and sound artist who employs sound and other media to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships
Kashimana Ahua – MN-based vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice.
Leila Bordreuil – Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist originally from Southern France.
Layale Chaker – New York-based violinist/composer originally from Lebanon whose musical world lies at the intersection of classical contemporary music, jazz, Arabic Music, and free improvisation.
PaviElle French – an interdisciplinary artist (composer, musician, lyricist, spoken-word artist, dancer, playwright, actor) from Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Eric Frye – Minnesota-based composer and artist whose solo performance and installation work explores the dissociative and psychoactive functions of sound and image.
Prince Harvey – New York-based artist, musician, and producer whose music, film and performance works creates a guide that explores nuances of black and queer culture, usually censored from the general public.
Gamin Kang (gamin) – New York-based multi-dimensional artist who performs across the genres of traditional Korean music and cross-disciplinary collaborations worldwide.
Anaïs Maviel – New York-based vocalist, percussionist, composer, writer and community facilitator who works at the crossroads of mediums – music, visual art, dance, theater and performance art.
Samora Pinderhughes – New York-based composer, pianist and vocalist known for large multidisciplinary projects and for his use of music to examine sociopolitical issues.
A complete list of the 60 recipients of the Jerome Hill 2021-22 Fellowships as well as details about their work is available on the Jerome Foundation website.