Internationally acclaimed jazz musician and theorist Milford Graves has been the recipient of honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Down Beat International Award, and the Critics Award. Photo credit: Noa Ben-Amotz
An internationally acclaimed jazz musician and theorist, Graves has been the recipient of many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Down Beat International Award, and the Critics Award. He has been a music consultant for the Board of Education in New York City and for P.S. 201 in Harlem, and has performed at festivals in the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Paris, Nigeria, Finland, Canada, and Portugal. He has played at the Kodo Drum Center and has frequently toured in Japan, where he was also the subject of a Japanese television documentary. He has worked on numerous television and film projects and has made dozens of recordings. He was music faculty at Bennington from 1973-2012 and was appointed faculty emeritus in 2016.