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Program Announced for International Jazz Day 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Paris, Washington, D.C. April 9, 2018 —The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the programme for the 2018 edition of International Jazz Day, with events in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), this year’s Global Host City, and over 190 countries around the world. A series of educational and outreach […]

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International Jazz Day Salute to New Orleans Concert to take place April 22 in Congo Square

To launch the International Jazz Day 2018 celebration, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will present a special International Jazz Day Salute to New Orleans concert recognizing the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans. Taking place Sunday, April 22 at 2 […]

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National Performing Arts High Schools group, Wayne Escoffery to perform at the U.S. Department of Education, April 6

Students from the Institute’s National Performing Arts High Schools program will participate in an educational jazz “informance” on Friday, April 6 in Washington, D.C. as part of a partnership with the United States Department of Education. Accompanied by master saxophonist and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate Wayne Escoffery, the students will treat DC […]

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College Program hosts jam session at blue whale, Tuesday, April 3

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble will continue its monthly feature at Los Angeles jazz spot blue whale on Tuesday, April 3. The group will kick things off at 9 pm (doors open at 8 pm) with an hour-long set of standards and originals, followed by a jam session open to all. Instrumentalists […]

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All-Star High School Jazz Sextet to Tour Fargo and Sioux Falls Public Schools for April Peer-to-Peer Program

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced today that its Peer-to-Peer jazz education program will visit Fargo and Sioux Falls public schools from April 16-20. Accompanied by renowned teaching artists Don Braden and Lisa Henry, six of the country’s most gifted high school music students will present educational “informances” (informational performances) and workshops for thousands […]

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Producer Larry Klein visits College Program, shares decades of musical experience

Renowned bassist and producer Larry Klein visited the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance earlier this month to conduct a seminar and discussion with the Class of 2018. The GRAMMY Award® winner listened to the students perform their original compositions and offered feedback from a producer’s perspective. Klein also discussed his past experience and current […]

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Competition winner Cécile McLorin Salvant nominated for 2018 Jazz FM Award

2010 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition winner Cécile McLorin Salvant has been nominated for International Jazz Artist of the Year as part of the 2018 Jazz FM Awards, digital broadcaster Jazz FM announced on Tuesday. One of the highest-profile jazz events of the year, the Awards are co-presented by Jazz FM and […]

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2015 Competition winner Jazzmeia Horn featured at PyeongChang Olympics

2015 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition winner Jazzmeia Horn was featured as part of the closing exhibition gala for the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday. Olympic gold medalist and figure skating phenom Alina Zagitova delivered a striking routine, dubbed “priestess of fire,” to the tune of Horn’s haunting rendition of “Afro Blue.” Horn’s […]

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Institute of Jazz Performance Fellows to Tour Phoenix Public Schools

The students of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance will visit Phoenix, Arizona public schools next week as part of a four-day jazz education tour. Supported by the Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative, the tour brings the Institute’s Class of 2018 to work with thousands of students at five schools: Carl Hayden High […]

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College program hosts jam session at UCLA Music Library, Feb. 16

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble will host a performance and jam session at the UCLA Music Library on Friday, February 16. The group will kick things off at noon with a 45-minute set of original music written by the students, followed by an open jam session. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. The event […]

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