Jazz Road Tours

Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours support small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

Litchfield Jazz Orchestra | photo by Nathan Turner

Jazz Road is an artist-centric touring and residency grants program promoting deeper engagement between jazz musicians, presenters, and communities. Jazz Road is led by South Arts, one of NEFA's Regional Arts Organization colleagues.

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Other Jazz Road Initiatives

Call for Presenters & Venues

Are you interested in being contacted by artists about potential Jazz Road engagements? Jazz Road relies on successful connections between artists and the venues/presenters/communities which will host them. If you represent an organization that presents jazz–or is interested in expanding their work to include jazz presenting–please complete the form below. We are looking for presenters of all types, from jazz clubs to places of worship to performing arts centers to house concerts to non-traditional presenters, and communities from rural or isolated to urban.

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Jazz Road Creative Residencies

Jazz artists, apply for a grant to explore your work in new ways. Grants of $5,000-$40,000 available to support a residency you propose & develop for artistic creation or connecting with audiences

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About Jazz Road

Jazz Road is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation, and is led by South Arts in partnership with the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Western Arts Alliance/Western States Arts Federation). For more information about Jazz Road, visit www.jazzroad.org.


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