Sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to honor and support jazz artists, 18th Street Arts Center annually hosts its Make Jazz Fellowship, awarded to a jazz composer for a three-month, fully funded residency. This opportunity is for an individual jazz artist to advance or complete a body of original compositions. For three months the Make Jazz Fellow lives and works among artists in sunny Santa Monica, California. The award supports the artist by providing a monthly stipend, a furnished live-in studio, and arranged opportunities to inspire Jazz students in partnership with Los Angeles-area colleges and universities.

Prior Make Jazz Fellows

Samantha Boshnack (2018)| Giorgi Mikadze (2017)|Teddy Raven (2016)| Marquis Hill (2015)| John Ellis (2014)| Tomeka Reid (2013)| Matana Roberts (2012)

Video: 2016 Make Jazz Fellow | Teddy Raven | video by Matías Muñoz-Rodríguez