The ASCAP Foundation has named the 2021 recipients of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, recognizing young, up-and-coming jazz talent in the United States.

The award, named after the great trumpeter, ASCAP member and A&M Records founder, is granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers and arrangers during the earliest stages of their careers.

Each of the 20 winners receives a cash award, and one of them will be featured by the Newport Jazz Festival.

The recipients were chosen by a panel of experts made up of Ambrose Akinmusire, Wycliffe Gordon and Jihye Lee.

All the award winners currently live in the U.S., but they hail from around the world, including India, China and Japan.