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James Hubert Blake Scholarship Trust

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Last profile update: 05/29/2016
Last grant data update: 06/04/2016

At A Glance

James Hubert Blake Scholarship Trust

(also known as Eubie Blake Scholarship Fund)

99 Park Ave., Ste. 1600

New York City, NY United States 10016

Telephone: (212) 490-0400

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

EIN

136836085

Background

Established in NY - Founded by the late James Hubert "Eubie" Blake who was a composer, lyricist, and jazz, ragtime, and popular music pianist. Some of Mr. Blake's hits include "Bandana Days," "Charleston Rag" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry." In 1921, Blake co-wrote (along with jazz composer and lyricist Noble Sissle) "Shuffle Along," which became one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake received numerous awards and honors, including Omega Psi Phi Scroll of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the George Peabody Medal, and induction into the New York's American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards to needy students pursuing instrumental music studies at an accredited music school with preference to individuals studying early traditional American ragtime piano music.