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Hancock to Host Monk Competition and Concert

Herbie Hancock (pictured) and Billy Dee Williams will, along with special guest Quincy Jones, host the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s 17th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and Gala Concert, in Washington, D.C. on Sept 12 and 13. The 2004 Competition will feature 13 emerging jazz vocalists who will be competing for more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes.

The competition semifinals will be held on Sun., Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, (10th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW). On Mon., Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., three finalists will perform with a group of jazz all-stars in the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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