Thursday, September 18, 2014

Allentown jazz saxophonist, composer receives 'genius grant' Posted: Sept. 18 2014 3:00 AM

An Allentown jazz saxophonist and composer has been awarded a genius grant in recognition of his "technical virtuosity and engagement with musical traditions and styles from around the world."
Steve Coleman was named one of 21 new recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship on Wednesday, which also comes with a $625,000 award.

"Whether performing solo or with his regular ensemble, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Coleman delivers signature performances of notated works and brings a masterful facility to intricate and complex improvised pieces," said the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Read more

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