[JPL] 2008 ASCAP FOUNDATION YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD
EdBride at aol.com
EdBride at aol.com
Thu Feb 7 12:10:04 EST 2008
This is terrific, but why do we have to wait until the fourth paragraph to
learn who the winners are? From the standpoint of a publicist, someone has to
say, "What's the news here?" And it's the winners, duh, not the history of the
To have a quote from the president ahead of the names of the winners is just
a little narcissistic, isn't it?
2008 ASCAP FOUNDATION YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD RECIPIENTS
Honorees to Be Recognized at ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame
Ceremonies on June 17 in NYC
New York, NY, February 7, 2008: ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn
Bergman has announced the recipients of the 2008 ASCAP Foundation Young
Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to
encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The
recipients, who range in age from 14 to 29, are selected through a juried
national competition. They receive cash awards, and will be recognized at
the annual ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame ceremony on June 17, 2008, which will
be held in The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln
Center on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
Commenting on the awards, Marilyn Bergman said, "The young jazz creators
recognized through this program represent the future of this uniquely
American art form. We congratulate the recipients and extend thanks to the
dedicated panel of ASCAP composers who selected the honorees."
The Young Jazz Composer Awards are in their third year of sponsorship by
Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of musical giant Gibson Guitar
The Gibson Foundation supports The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer
Awards in fulfillment of its commitment to educational excellence through
music and the arts.
This year's ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award recipients, ages
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