Next Jazz Legacy featured on PBS NewsHour + WBGO

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July has been an exciting month for Next Jazz Legacy, which was spotlighted in an 8-minute segment on PBS NewsHour, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with program awardees, plus Vanessa Reed (New Music USA CEO and President) and Terri Lyne Carrington (program Artistic Director and Director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice). Watch the inspiring piece below!



The entire inaugural Next Jazz Legacy cohort also performed a special concert on WBGO, which featured original works by awardees, plus Terri Lyne Carrington joining the group for her arrangement of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” as well as an original, “Samsara,” which she wrote for Wayne Shorter (who is also a creative mentor in the program).

The application cycle for the second Next Jazz Legacy cohort will open this fall. Learn more about the program in the meantime on the Next Jazz Legacy program page.


Next Jazz Legacy is a partnership between New Music USA and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice with support from the Mellon Foundation. The program is focused on building a more inclusive future for women and non-binary musicians in jazz.