Rex Foundation Awards, Grants and Discography
The Foundation provides funding to a wide range of local, national and international groups from environmental, social and community services to the arts and cultural preservation. Between 1984 and 2005 the foundation has awarded over $8 million of grants. A summary of the awards and grants provided by the foundation is given in the first section. For more information and to support the Rex Foundation go to the Rex Foundation web site.
A part of this funding has been given to either active musicians and composers or to societies and researchers who support composers and musicians. This funding in some cases has led to the release of a number of recordings. The second part of this page is a discography that documents these recordings. The discography is presented with titles grouped by the musicians/composer involved.
The Rex Foundation is named after Rex Jackson, a Grateful Dead roadie and later road manager until his untimely death in 1976.
Additions, corrections and comments are welcome
Rex Foundation awards and grants
Rex Foundation awards
Rex Foundation grants
Profits from the sale of these albums have contributed to Rex funding
Discography of funded recordings
The production of these albums has been partly funded by Rex
Rex Foundation Awards
There are three annual Rex Foundation awards.
The recipients of these awards to date are as follows.
|Ralph J. Gleason Award
||Established in 1986 for outstanding contributions to culture. The award is named in memory of the pioneering jazz and pop music journalist Ralph J. Gleason (1917-1975).|
|Jerry Garcia Award
||Established in 1996 in memory of Grateful Dead guitarist and founding Rex board member Jerry Garcia. This award is designed to honor and support individuals and groups that work to encourage creativity in young people. |
|Bill Graham Award
||Named in memory of pioneering promoter and producer and founding Rex board member Bill Graham this award is for those working to assist children who are victims of political oppression and human rights violations. |
||Ralph J Gleason Award
||Jerry Garcia Award
||Bill Graham Award
||The Precipice-Miranda Ferriss Jones
||Enriching Lives Through Music / Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project
||Diane di Prima
||SF Mime Troupe Youth Theater Project
||Arts For Humanity!
||Ali Akbar College of Music
||All Stars Project, San Francisco Bay Area
||The Beat Within
||The Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF)
||New Old Time Chautauqua
||Los Cenzontles Mexican Art Center
||WWOZ - FM
||Marsh Youth Theater
||International Senior Lawyers Project
Mission Neighbourhnood Centers
||Parents' Circle: Families Forum of Israeli and Palestinian Bereaved Families
||Save Our Sounds
The Zuni Tapes
||Movimiento de Arte Y
Cultura Latino Americano
||Clowns Without Borders
||Loco Bloco Drum & Dance Ensemble
||Afghan Institute of Learning
||Maun Alin Iha Kristus
||Mission Cultural Center
||War Child USA
||La Pena Cultural Center
||Lauder/JDC Youth camp
||BRAVA! For Women in the Arts
||Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center
||Tibet Health Project
||San Francisco Mime Troupe
Rex Foundation grants.
In addition to those listed above who have received funding via one of the three awards a wide range of other groups and individuals have received Rex Foundation grants between 1884 and 2009. A year by year list of these grantees and the amounts awarded can be viewed on the Rex Foundation Grantee Listing web page.
Discography of recordings that have contributed to Rex funding
DSO Live: Mar 6, 2004, Chicago, IL, Dark Star Orchestra, 2004
For Rex : The Black Tie Dye Ball, The Zen Tricksters and Special Guests, 2006
Jerry Jams For Rex, Various Artists, 2010
The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, Various Artists, 2011
Jerry Jams For Rex, Vol. Two, Various Artists, 2011
Run For The Roses: Celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and the Jerry Garcia Band, Various Artists, 2012
Keys, Keller Williams, 2013
A Buck Dancer's Choice, Various Artists, 2013
Harpin' On The Dead, Anela Lauren, 2013
7/2/15, Chicago, IL, Infamous Stringdusters & Keller Williams (Grateful Grass), 2015
Discography of recordings that have benefited in some way from Rex funding
Vanity, BBC Symphony Orchestra, 199?
A Round-up of NMC, Various Artists, 199?
Symphony No 3, BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1989
Symphony No. 18 / Violin Concerto No. 2 / The Jolly Miller, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, 1994
Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 and Fantastic Variation on an Old Rhyme, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, 1996
Symphony No 2 / Festival Fanfare, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, 1998
Symphony No 7 / Symphony No 31 / The Tinker's Wedding, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 199?
Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 / For Valour Overture, Op. 7 / Doctor Merryheart, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, 2000
Violin Concerto / Concerto for Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, 1994
Portrait of an American Original, Rudy Cipolla / Various Artists, 1997
Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
James Dillon 1: ignis noster / helle Nacht, BBC Symphony Orchestra, 199?
Hidden Variables / Memorial / Quatrain / Machines and Dreams, London Symphony Orchestra, 1996
San Quentin Mass Choir
He's All I Need, San Quentin Mass Choir, 1992
Symphony No. 9, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, 1988
Symphony No. 10, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 1991
Symphonies No. 2 and No. 4, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, 1992
Symphonies No. 1 and No. 8, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1996
Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, 1991
Piano Concerto, Dance Suite, Variations for Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, 1994