Genres Music

Soy Sefardi: A Concert Celebrating the Jews of Spain (2014)

Murad, Nicole

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

New York based duo, soprano Nicole Murad and guitarist Eric B. Davis, will take you on a journey as you listen to the beautiful melodies and language of the Sephardim reflecting an oral tradition that spans a period over 500 years. Read More

Jeremy Danneman and Sophie Nzayisenga

Parade of One

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

In 2017, Jeremy Danneman and Sophie Nzayisenga released their collaborative album, Honey Wine, with famed bassist William Parker and percussionist Tim Keiper. The album has been very well-received in the press, and the group has been invited to perform at the 2021 Krakow Jewish Culture Fest. Read More

Passage Theatre Company

Passage Theatre Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

Passage Theatre Company received a grant from the Puffin Foundation to support two public performances of Vince de Mura’s new electronic sonic symphony, “For Lost Words.” Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s, Vietnam opus, Read More

The Lazarus Rose

Rael, Christopher

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Centuries-old Sephardic Jewish songs arranged and performed by contemporary world music chamber ensemble with instruments from India, Andalusia, Turkey, string orchestra and a chorus of soaring voices, a diasporic experience in the age of technology. Read More

One interactive, 7-professional-musician popular music concert and educational presentation, at a continuation high school that provide inspiration for at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.

Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Saturday Night Bath Band (leader + 6) produced and performd one, interactive, 2-hour concert (6-hours total including clinics) at a school, providing access to live music performance, history, and composition creation for at-risk-students who have had little or none before. Read More

1-interactive, pop “Zoom-style” video concert and educational Seminar-meeting for a school.

Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

We went back to Five Acres school in Altadena virtually in March 2021. The kids danced, learned about our instruments, and a first for us, played musical chairs! On behalf of the youth of Los Angeles, our ensemble and organization, thank you for your support since 2018. Read More

The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of Atheists (2014)

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

People are interviewed about their everyday lives, their routines, passions, family, and hobbies. These interviews are collaged with sound & music to make audio portraits of people from all walks of life (who happen to be atheists). Read More

Music Therapy with Children Rescued from Child Trafficking or Living in Migrant Shelters in Tijuana

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

I provided weekly music therapy sessions to 15 children living in a safe house who have been rescued from trafficking rings. I also provided weekly music sessions for 30 youth being sheltered in Tijuana while awaiting reunification with their families or aproval of their asylum petitions. Read More

The Universal Drum

SIGN & SING

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

The Universal Drum is an experimental work that explores the harmony of Deaf and Hearing worlds through drums. This piece integrates new music, drama, and American Sign Language (ASL) poetry that can be experienced by Deaf and Hearing audiences alike. Read More

Youth Jazz Legends Tribute

SONGBIRD MULTIMEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Thanks to the charitable efforts of the Puffin Foundation, Songbird Multimedia, and Performing Arts Foundation hosted a tribute to jazz legends to provide performing arts and educational opportunities for youth ages 6-11. Read More

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