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Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competitions Semifinals Oct 25th FREE!!

by on Oct.16, 2008, under Events, News

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition


Saturday, October 25

 1 – 5 p.m.

 Schoenberg Hall

 UCLA Campus

445 Charles E. Young Dr. East

Free Admission First-come, first-seated

12 of the world's most talented young saxophonists compete in front of a

legendary panel of judges including Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Greg Osby, Jane Ira Bloom,

and David Sanchez for major scholarships and a guaranteed recording contract from Concord Music Group.   Hosted by

Thelonious Monk, Jr. and Billy Dee Williams

For information, visit <> or call 310-284-8200.



Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit jazz education

organization, was founded in 1986 in memory of the legendary jazz

pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk. The Institute fosters the

next generation of jazz greats by offering the world's most promising

young musicians college level training by internationally recognized

jazz masters, educating young people around the world about jazz

through innovative public-school initiatives, and presenting a wide

range of programs that help expand and perpetuate America's indigenous

musical art form.  Visit the Institute at <> .    



Since 1987, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has presented

the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition – the most

prestigious jazz competition in the world. Often compared to the

classical Van Cliburn and Tchaikovsky competitions, it has launched the

careers of a number of major young jazz stars over the past 20 years

including Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, Jacky Terrasson, Joey

DeFrancesco, and Jane Monheit. Each year the Institute presents a major

All-Star Benefit Concert Gala immediately following the Competition. In

2007, the Competition was held for the first time on the west coast at

the Kodak Theatre featuring a Tribute to Herbie Hancock.


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