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Hancock Competition Reveals 2019 Semifinalists

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition, scheduled for December 2 and 3 in Washington, D.C., has announced its 12 semifinalists. The semifinalists are: Cecil Alexander of Muskegon, Michigan; Joseph Bell of Princeton, New Jersey; Will Brahm of Portland, Oregon; François Chanvallon of Paris, France; Lucian Gray of Toronto, Canada; Max Light of … Read More “Hancock Competition Reveals 2019 Semifinalists”

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Herbie Hancock Institute Competition Spotlights Guitar This December

For more than three decades, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Competition played a pivotal role in identifying and empowering the next generation of jazz musicians, educators, and influencers. On December 2 and 3 in Washington, D.C., the contest will take place for the 30th time overall, but the first under its new name: … Read More “Herbie Hancock Institute Competition Spotlights Guitar This December”

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to Be Renamed After Herbie Hancock

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 … Read More “Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to Be Renamed After Herbie Hancock”

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