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Reproduzo aqui release do Thelonious Monk Institute publicado pela revista Jazz Corner - pela falta de tempo, vai no original em inglês, desculpem -, sobre o que vai estar rolando entre 14 e 15 de novembro próximos. Programa maravilhoso, ainda mais se conectado a uma ida a Napa Valley. Abraços.

2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition & All-Star Gala Concert to be held November 14-15 in Los Angeles; Quincy Jones to Receive Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award

Presented by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will take place November 14-15 in Los Angeles. This year's Competition will feature the world's most outstanding young jazz vocalists who will perform before a panel of jazz greats including: Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddy Cole, Al Jarreau, and Luciana Souza.

Legendary producer, composer, bandleader and humanitarian Quincy Jones, a 27-time GRAMMY Award-winner, will receive the Institute's 2015 Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award.

The Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition Semifinals will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes, accompanied by pianist Reginald Thomas, bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Carl Allen. Three finalists will be selected to participate in the Competition Finals on Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. They will vie for scholarships and prizes totaling more than $100,000 including a $25,000 first place scholarship and a guaranteed recording contract with Concord Music Group.

Immediately following the three finalists' performances at the Competition Finals, an All-Star Gala Concert  on Sunday, November 15 will bring together some of the most renowned artists of our time in tribute to Quincy Jones. Herbie Hancock, Andy Garcia, Jeff Goldblum and Seth MacFarlane will host the event. Artists confirmed to date include Patti Austin, George Benson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Freddy Cole, Dave Grusin, Jimmy Heath, Paul Jackson Jr., Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Gretchen Parlato, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Shorter, Luciana Souza, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Ben Williams and others. John Beasley will serve as the evening's musical director.

Also performing in the festivities will be the seven gifted young musicians who attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate level college program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

At the All-Star Gala Concert, the Institute will present its prestigious Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award to Quincy Jones. The Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award is given to extraordinary individuals who have made tremendous contributions toward the betterment of mankind. Quincy Jones embodies the word "humanitarian" with all that he has done over the years to make this earth a better place for people around the world. From the victims of Hurricane Sandy to the millions of Ethiopians who benefited from an enormous outpouring of support through his "We Are The World" famine relief initiative, he has always been there to lend moral as well as financial support for those facing life's greatest challenges.

Herbie Hancock said, "Congratulations to my dear friend Quincy Jones on being honored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. I have known Q for over 50 years and there is no one more deserving of this award.  I am always in awe of his superior talent, taste, creativity, and contributions to cultural innovation and charitable causes. For many decades now, he has continued to support, encourage, and nurture the younger generation of musical artists, and, now at the age of 82, Quincy is just getting started. He's got the energy, the drive and the intense desire to ensure that the global cultural contributions of our youth will be a major factor in  uplifting the human spirit for many generations to come."

Jones began his career in the world of blues and jazz, from his early friendship with Ray Charles to traveling to Europe with Lionel Hampton at the age of 19. In the 1950s, he toured as trumpeter and musical director of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band to the Middle East and South America through the U.S. State Department.

Over the years, Jones has worked with jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington. He also produced Miles Davis' last CD featuring his live performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Most recently, he produced the documentary "Keep On Keepin' On" about his mentor Clark Terry and young jazz pianist Justin Kauflin's experience as a semifinalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition.

Proceeds from the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will support the Institute's public school jazz education programs across the U.S. and around the globe. All of the Institute's education programs are provided free of charge to students, schools and communities worldwide. Air transportation is provided by United Airlines, Official Airline of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition Semifinals
UCLA Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles
Tickets are free of charge and will be distributed at 11 a.m. on a first-come basis.

Sunday, November 15th, 2015, 7 p.m.
Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition Finals and All-Star Gala Concert
Dolby Theatre, Hollywood
Tickets start at $40 and may be purchased at dolbytheatre.com.

For premium orchestra level tickets and tax-deductible gala packages, visit monkinstitute.org/gala or call 202-364-7272.

Lois Gilbert
Managing Director

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Olá Amigos, tudo bem?
Não estou conseguindo baixar os Podcast 268 e 267. Qual será que é o problema?

Uma sugestão que gostaria de dar aos amigos do blog é sobre a criação de uma coluna com curiosidades e historias no mundo do jazz. Será que seria possível? Acho que seria muito interessante porque nesse meio existem muitas historias e lendas envolvendo as estrelas.

Também aproveito para parabenizar os amigos e editores desse blog. Vocês são fantásticos. Sou fã de carteirinha desse espaço.
Parabéns e muito obrigado.

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