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Tribeca PAC to Present Top 3 Monk Competition Winners

Monk in Motion to showcase Kris Bowers, Joshua White and Emmet Cohen

President Obama meets Monk Competition finalists (l. to r.) Emmet Cohen, Joshua White and Kris Bowers
Kris Bowers

Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz, a partnership between the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Thelonious Monk Institute, will presents the top three winners of the annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

First Place winner Kris Bowers will appear Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission/Mainstage members $20 and students, seniors $15.

Since his arrival in New York, Kris Bowers has shared the stage and/or recorded with jazz artists such as: Terell Stafford, Vincent Herring, Louis Hayes, Casey Benjamin, and Kenneth Whalum III. In addition, he has continued working in a number of other genres, performing and/or recording with: Murs, Q-Tip, Josè James, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Kris can be heard on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s latest album, Watch the Throne. He has also had the good fortune to perform for notable individuals like Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and President Barack Obama.

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