Monk Institute Jazz Outreach Program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The Monk Institute Jazz Outreach Program is part of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, a two-year graduate level program that accepts one ensemble of advanced jazz musicians for each class. Throughout the year, the Thelonious Monk Fellows study with legendary jazz artists including Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, present clinics, master classes, and teach private lessons to students throughout greater Los Angeles and around the world. The students also perform at community and international events. Through this program, the Fellows are able to pass on their knowledge of jazz gained through studying with the architects of the music to a new generation of students and musicians. In Los Angeles, the Monk Institute masters students teach and present clinics at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Ramon C. Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts, Washington Preparatory High School, Eagle Rock High School, Manual Arts High School, Reed Middle School, and Pacoima Middle School.

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2012/2013 Outreach Clinics and Events

 

October 4, 2012

Monk Institute Clinic at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts,

featuring performance, instruction and Q&A

 

October 10, 2012

Monk Institute Clinic at Ramon C. Cortines High School for the Visual and

Performing Arts, featuring performance, instruction and Q&A

 

October 11, 2012

Monk Institute Clinic at Manual Arts High School, featuring performance,

instruction and Q&A

 

October 18, 2012

Hal Crook gives private lesson to Los Angeles County High School for Arts

trombone student Kalia Vandever

 

November 29, 2012

Visually impaired jazz students visit the Monk Institute at UCLA to attend a

rehearsal, play with Monk students and receive instruction

 

December 8, 2012

Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble performs at Veterans

Administration for “Jazz Heals” Holiday Concert

 

January 29, 2013

Monk Institute Clinic at Washington Preparatory High School featuring

performance, instruction and Q&A

 

January 30, 2013

Monk Institute Clinic at Eagle Rock High School featuring

performance, instruction and Q&A

 

April 29, 2013

Monk Institute Clinic at International Jazz Day in Istanbul, Turkey