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Monk International Trumpet Competition to Take Place in L.A.

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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has announced that it will hold the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala Concert at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 9. The competition will feature 10 young jazz trumpeters performing before a panel including Ambrose Akinmusire, Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Quincy Jones and Arturo Sandoval.

According to a press release, “The Semifinals of the competition will be held on Nov. 8, at Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes, accompanied by Reggie Thomas on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass and Carl Allen on drums. Three finalists will be selected to participate in the competition finals on Nov. 9 at the Dolby Theatre, vying 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.”

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