Boulder, CO (October 13, 2014) Newly formed Pathways To Jazz awarded five grants to deserving musicians to help them achieve their dream of making a new recording of their music.

Award winners include pianist Scott Martin, singer Barbara Paris, pianist Paul Shinn, pianist Annie Booth and singer/pianist Bonnie Lowdermilk.

Pathways to Jazz knows the value that recorded work plays in furthering artistry and awards grants to jazz musicians to support the costs associated with producing recordings. The mission of Pathways to Jazz is to provide opportunities for jazz musicians of all ages to succeed in their artistic, educational and career development. Pathways to Jazz seeks to connect people with the rich tradition of jazz in our musical heritage and to expand the reach of that music to a wide audience. It is the hope that these grants will assist talented performers in producing professional, quality media for commercial distribution and self-promotion.

Pathways to Jazz will offer this grant again in summer 2015. To be eligible an artist must have the capability to produce a studio-quality recording, can evidence a strong artistic track record, would clearly benefit from producing a recording in terms of artistic development and would further and preserve jazz music. Emerging and established artists are eligible, and recorded works can be original or the works of other contemporary composers. The creative control of the recording remains with the artist.

As an individual, organization or business you can support the mission of Pathways To Jazz to support musicians and to provide wider exposure for jazz music by making a donation to the project through the Boulder County Arts Alliance.

For more information please call or email Sarah Goodroad. For more information on each award recipient please visit their websites:

Annie Booth:
Scott Martin:
Barbara Paris:
Bonnie Lowdermilk:
Paul Shinn: