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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to Be Renamed After Herbie Hancock

The name change will take effect January 1, 2019

Herbie Hancock at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, July 2018
Herbie Hancock at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, July 2018 (photo: Sharonne Cohen)

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will change its name to the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz on January 1.

The decision was made, the institute said in a press release announcing the change, by the board of trustees “following a request by representatives of the Monk Estate regarding the continued use of Thelonious Monk’s name.”

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