The John Stites Jazz Artist Organization (JSJAO) announces the opening of the 2022 John Stites Jazz Award (JSJA) application process. Awards range in value from $5,000 to $25,000 and are given in 2 categories: 1.) artistic development and 2.) jazz events. The selection criteria and online application can be accessed at JohnStitesJazzAwards.org.
The deadline for the Cycle 2 award cycle is September 15th. The awards honor John Stites, a Midwestern professional musician and audio recording engineer. The JSJAO awards $200,000 annually to aspiring jazz artists and world-class jazz events.
Funds are allocated through a term endowment established for professional jazz musicians, jazz performances, and special events, including:
- Concert performances with well-known soloists, jazz ensembles, and special guests
- Scholarships for established and emerging professional jazz musicians to attend advanced level workshops, master classes, and other training events
- Jazz artist competitions with monetary awards that will be applied to programs and experiences that further perfect performance skills
- Projects that expand jazz audiences and enhance appreciation of jazz.
More information is available at https://www.johnstitesjazzawards.org
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