New Jazz Works


This application cycle is currently closed.


Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or a member of the ensemble. Since 2000, CMA has commissioned 250 original jazz works.


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. New Jazz Works seeks a diverse group of applicants based on race and gender self-identification. CMA’s goal, through its panel process, is to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender and style of jazz. Applicants are presented anonymously to panelists who, through multiple rounds, review submitted sound samples only. Learn more about CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the New Jazz Works Program
is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Guidelines (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


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