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Atlanta, GA

Jazz Road Tours

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Jazz Road Tours is designed to increase jazz artists’ abilities to book and promote their own tours while being adequately compensated. In addition, Jazz Road Tours intend to connect jazz artists with new listeners in new places. Artists will receive support for tours that represent new opportunities for the applicant, with an emphasis on including areas/communities with limited recent exposure to live jazz performance.

Jazz Road Tours will support approximately 50 tours annually to artists with grants of up to $15,000, most of which must be matched by the collective tour presenters.

Artists may submit applications for small (three-to-six site) tours comprised of an array of venue types that collectively will allow the grantee to develop new audiences while bringing jazz to new communities. Jazz Road Tours will support artists who supplement traditional jazz engagements with dates and activities through alternative spaces and ways of programming the music. Tours including non-traditional jazz venues along with anchor presenters whose jazz presenting history and commitment will provide greater stability and higher visibility for the touring artist/ensemble, will be considered most competitive. Jazz Road also will prioritize applications that include venues that are based in rural areas or reach typically underserved communities.

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