Featuring All-Star Tribute to Great American Songbook
at Kennedy Center October 4
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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz today announced the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4. The 2010 Competition is made possible through generous support from the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Air transportation is provided by United Airlines, the Official Airline of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
A special feature of this year’s Competition, the Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will bring together the biggest names in jazz, including Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Duke, Kevin Eubanks, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, T.S. Monk, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, and many others. The concert will shine a spotlight on some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama will serve as the Honorary Chairs of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert. Continue reading