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Jazz Performance Fellows off to 2018 Panama Jazz Festival

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Class of 2018 traveled to Panama City, Panama today to participate in the 15th annual Panama Jazz Festival. The brainchild of pianist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Pérez, who also serves as Artistic Director, the event consists of a week of performances, panel discussions and education programs […]

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Peer-to-Peer All-Star featured on CNN’s “Turning Points”

Trumpeter, New Orleans native, and Thelonious Monk Institute Peer-to-Peer All-Star alumnus John Michael Bradford was recently featured on CNN’s program “Turning Points,” which profiled the talented young musician’s experience after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bradford, who was just seven years old when his family was forced to evacuate, credits his relationship with legendary trombonist, […]

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College Program Alumnus Davy Mooney brings worldwide experience to the classroom

Jazz guitarist and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate Davy Mooney is off to a solid start with his engagement as Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. Mooney recently received a profile in the North Texas Daily, which highlighted his uniquely international background as a musician and educator. “Between […]

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UNESCO Announces 2018 & 2019 Global Hosts for International Jazz Day

UNESCO is pleased to announce that the International Jazz Day Global Host Cities for the next two years will be Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, in 2018 and Sydney, Australia, in 2019. International Jazz Day is celebrated annually on 30 April in more than 190 countries. The day pays tribute to the art form of jazz […]

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