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Steve Coleman Named A 2014 MacArthur Grant Recipient

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Congratulations go out to saxophonist Steve Coleman, one of the latest 21 MacArthur "Genius" grant recipient. Coleman follows in line the previous jazz musician fellows Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Miguel Zenon, and others, though Coleman was a major influence on them all. The honor seemed most due and it'll be most exciting to see where the $625,000 grant doled out over five years will lead. It'll certainly give the next album with Coleman's Five Elements more hype. Check out Steve Coleman's introductory video from the MacArthur Foundation video after the jump.