Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

  1. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  2. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  3. Aretha Franklin to Be Honored at Thelonious Monk Institute Anniversary Celebration

    August 11, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin will take part in the celebration of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's 25th anniversary. A concert and a competition are the highlights of the two-day event in Washington on Sept. 11-12. Hancock will b ...

  4. Portman, Blanchard To Be Honored At BMI Film & TV Awards

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rachel Portman will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement and Terence Blanchard will receive the Classic Contribution Award at the performing right organization's annual Film & Television Awards on May 1 ...

  5. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosb ...

  6. Monk Institute To Honor Hancock, Readies Talent Contest

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Herbie Hancock will be honored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, for his contributions to the genre and the music industry, with an all-star tribute concert October 28 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The tribute concert -- which will ...