Alicia Olatuja Releases “Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women”

“On her new album, “Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women,” the vocalist Alicia Olatuja chose a wide range of songs written by female artists — from Joni Mitchell to Angela Bofill to Imogen Heap — and set about making a new imprint on each.”
— The New York Times

“...Olatuja has found a way to honor what made it [Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work”] so distinctive, while creating a whole new sound.” — The New York Times
— The New York Times

Matthew Whitaker Receives 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award


The ASCAP Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The program was established in 2002 to encourage young gifted jazz composers up to the age of 30. It carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this program. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 11 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.

Congratulations to Stefon Harris

We are thrilled to announce that educator, musician and entrepreneur Stefon Harris has been named a recipient of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards. One of the most prestigious programs in the arts, “the Doris Duke Artist Awards invest in exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theater and related interdisciplinary work who have demonstrated their artistic vitality and commitment to their field.”  

Stefon joins 6 artists from various disciplines including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Carter, Michelle Dorrance, (dance), Murial Miguel (theater) Okwui Okpokwasili (dance), Rosalba Rolan (theater).

When you see him perform you feel like he’s just flying across the vibraphone”
— Yosvany Terry
It frees artists to be artists by providing them with a financial security to take risks and to make great work”
— Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President Edward P. Henry