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Aretha Franklin, Kris Bowers, Bobby Avey Honored by Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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From News, posted 9.13.11 As the Thelonious Monk Institute staged its 25th Anniversary International Jazz Piano Competition and All-Star Gala Concert, one thing became brilliantly clear: Jazz music is thriving in virtuosic hands. BMI composer-pianist Kris Bowers was named the first-place winner of the Jazz Piano Competition. Held Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September… Read more...


Jazz Composers Workshop to Showcase New Works at Annual Concert July 6

From News, posted 6.01.06 The highly lauded BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, now in its second decade, will highlight the best of new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 18th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. The concert is free to the public, and will be held on Thursday, July… Read more...


5th Annual JAM Celebration Honors Jazz Pioneers

From News, posted 4.27.06 Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM for short, kicked off this April with a special fifth anniversary ceremony held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by BMI and presented by the Smithsonian, the annual, month-long celebration pays tribute to this living… Read more...