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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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College Program hosts jam session at blue whale, Tuesday, February 6

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble will resume its regular, featured slot at Los Angeles jazz spot blue whale on Tuesday, February 6. 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. […]

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Jazz Performance Fellows Participate in 2018 Panama Jazz Festival

The 2018 Panama Jazz Festival came to a fitting close today with a free open-air concert in the Central Quadrangle of the Ciudad del Saber business and technology park. Performers included the Yogev Shetrit Trio, the Calypso Collective, the Pan-African Jazz Project—and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble. The evening capped five days […]

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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 was profiled in the North Texas Daily, which highlighted his uniquely international background as a musician and educator, noting, “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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