Wooley Uses Arts Grants To Bring More Awareness To Jazz Music

Upcoming performer at The Alternate Space, Nate Wooley, was a 2016 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Grants to Artists Award.

 Wooley's 2016 Grants to Artists award supported the recording and production of [Syllables] (Pleasure Of The Text Records, 2017), a solo work consisting of four CDs, a book of essays, and a book of scores that raises questions about the necessity of success and failure in instrumental technique. With his award Wooley also commissioned composer Christian Wolff's first piece for solo trumpet, For Trumpet Player (2017).

 Upon receiving the award, “ I decided... that I would invest in the creation of long-term musical projects that would push me physically and conceptually as well as confront the public's view of my work as being jazz-based. It was the time to do this anyway, and the support given by the FCA allowed me to move forward without hesitation... it gives me a great amount of satisfaction to know that, for the next five years, I can make every artistic statement I would like without the fear of economic disaster. ”

 The Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow event will take place on April 25th at The Alternate Space located at 125 Walnut Street, MA 02472. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.