Chamber Music America has just given out $392,000 to 12 jazz ensembles through one of its flagship commissioning grant programs, New Jazz Works.

The national network for ensemble music professionals announced the grant recipients this week. The New Jazz Works program, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform and, if desired, record new works.

Here are this year’s 12 recipients of the New Jazz Works grant:

  • dB-ish
  • Steve Carrington Group
  • Lorca Hart Quartet
  • säje
  • Heidi Martin Ensemble
  • Dave Meder/Psalmic Echoes Quartet
  • Elsa Nilsson – Band of Pulses
  • Caili O’Doherty Quartet
  • Diego Rivera Quintet
  • Luciana Souza Trio
  • Helen Sung’s “JazzPlasticity”
  • Samuel Torres Group