Starting this December, Matana Roberts will take up a residency in Santa Monica, California, as the Make Jazz Fellow at the 18th Street Arts Centre. This will be their first jazz residency, funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation, and it will continue until February of next year. During the residency she’ll be working on Coin Coin scores, as well as giving some local college and highschool workshops, and performing a special concert at the residency’s conclusion.
Matana has also been nominated for a 2012 fellowship with United States Artists. Winners will be announced in January.
Matana released COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres, the first installment of her breathtaking 12-part series, last May. Get more info, including an audio stream of the entire album, on our release page.