Tag Archives: thelonious monk institute of jazz

  • President Bill Clinton Awarded at Star Studded Gala

    Nov 15, 14 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby Leave a comment


    *The music is monk and jazz is king!  That is the resounding take away from the events hosted by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz last weekend in Los Angeles.  On Sunday, November 9, 2014 President Bill Clinton received the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award for his contributions to the preservation of jazz around the world. Monk […]

  • Herbie Hancock Gigs Launch International Jazz Day

    Mar 20, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock’s first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held annually on April 30, which coincides with the last day of what has been celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month in the U.S. This year’s inaugural event — organized by the […]