December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz celebrates the life and legacy of Clark Terry.
Clark was a co-founder of the Institute, served as the Chairman of our Academic Council, and led our first international music education program in Dolo, Italy. He was a longtime teacher, friend and mentor to tens of thousands of students and musicians of all ages. The Institute and our many students are forever indebted to Clark for his invaluable contributions to music, education, and mankind.