Each year, the Gerry Mulligan Foundation provides scholarships for Darien High School students and students from neighboring towns. On June 8, at Franca Mulligan’s home, three Darien High School Students and a Norwalk senior received the scholarship.
The foundation started in 2012, 18 years after Gerry Mulligan passed away. The famous and highly influential jazz musician worked with jazz legends like Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. His wife, Franca Mulligan, created the foundation to honor him and to “provide music education to young musicians, donate musical instruments to inner city schools, and perpetuate the music of Gerry Mulligan.”