The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has appointed NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as distinguished professors at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. This marks the first time these two artists have made such a major commitment to [...]Read more >>
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On July 5, octogenarian “saxophone colossus” Sonny Rollins (pictured above) received the Baiocco d’oro—a golden penny—from the Commune of Perugia, capital of the Umbria region in Italy and home of the 39th annual Umbria Jazz Festival, which runs through this Sunday. The festival’s resident New Orleans-style parade band—a 16-piece unit called [...]Read more >>
UNESCO—short for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—and its Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock (pictured above) have announced the imminent arrival of the first annual International Jazz Day, which, beginning this year, will be held every year on April 30. Created in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, [...]Read more >>
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