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.
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).