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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in China

Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater and students from Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz tour China

Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater headlined a concert at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, accompanied by the six college students who attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance program at Loyola University New Orleans
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Chairman Herbie Hancock, Institute President Tom Carter, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, and students from the Institute’s Jazz Performance program gave a press conference before two concerts at the Shanghai 2010 Expo
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance students visited the Great Wall of China during a U.S. Department of State Cultural and Education Tour of China, May 7 - 16, 2010
Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble performed to a capacity audience at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall during a recent U.S. Department of State Cultural and Education Tour of China
Dee Dee Bridgewater and students from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance lead a master class for Beijing’s aspiring young musicians at the National Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 10, 2010
Herbie Hancock and Institute of Jazz Performance student pianist Victor Gould demonstrate improvisation techniques at a standing-room-only master class at Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts
Herbie Hancock signs autographs at a master class for Beijing’s aspiring young musicians at the National Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 10, 2010
Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater headlined a rare jazz concert at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall on May 11, accompanied by the talented college students (Monk Fellows)
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance student bassist Hogyu Hwang delivered an exuberant performance at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall during a recent U.S. Department of State Cultural and Education Tour of China

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in partnership with the U.S. Department of State presented a 10-day jazz education and performance tour of China. This tour marked the Institute’s first visit to China and introduced tens of thousands of young people and adults in China to jazz, America’s greatest musical contribution to the world.

Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater headlined the tour. They were accompanied by the six talented college students (Monk Fellows) who attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate-level college program at Loyola University New Orleans. These students, who perform as the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, receive full scholarships and regularly study and perform with the world’s most accomplished jazz musicians.

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