The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation
and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund
The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards were established to encourage young jazz creators. Established in 2002, The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards program recognizes composers under 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition. This national program is now sponsored by The Herb Alpert Foundation and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.
The Herb Alpert Foundation
The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980's, makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of Arts, Arts Education and Compassion and Well Being. Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and Foundation President Rona Sebastian play an active role. [The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.]
ASCAP Foundation support of Jazz also includes:
Jazz Scholarship programs honoring Louis Armstrong, W.C. Handy *
Grants to organizations such as JazzReach, Jazzmobile, and the New Orleans Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp *
Jazz Songwriter Workshops *
Life in Music Awards for outstanding accomplishments in jazz
* Made possible by a grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
The ASCAP Foundation supports programs in all musical genres and is national in scope. Launched in 1975, it is a publicly supported charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs.