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Published on Sep 17, 2013
On September 16 the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Finals and All-Star Gala Concert will be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Institute will present Wayne Shorter with a Lifetime Achievement Award and pay tribute to the late George Duke with performers including: Marcus Miller, Ledisi, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carringtion, Kurt Elling, Roy Hargrove, Take 6, Danilo Perez and John Patitucci, among others. The evening's co-hosts will include Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Jr. and Billy Dee Williams. John Beasley will serve as the evening's musical director. All proceeds from the Gala Concert will support the Institute's public school jazz education programs in Washington, D.C. and across the country