The Jerome Foundation authorized a grant of $25,000 to THE JAZZ GALLERY, New York City, in support of a residency and commissioning program. The Jazz Gallery nurtures the youngest generation of professional jazz musicians by giving them an audience for their performances and a stage upon which to assemble their bands. It also encourages established musicians to present new projects and collaborate with emerging artists. The Gallery produces more than 180 events per year. Jerome support is directed to The Jazz Gallery Residency Commissions: Leading From the Bass. Three emerging jazz composer/musicians will be selected for residencies at the Gallery in order to further develop their compositional voices. They will be given commissions for new pieces, performance funds, and use of the Gallery for one month to create and perform their works.