Matthew Whitaker Receives 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award

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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.