On Tuesday, January 26, WWOZ will broadcast a performance by trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard and the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble live from Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in New Orleans.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music. Its mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by America's jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world. All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools.
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning composer and world-renowned trumpet player Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation. Currently signed to Blue Note Records, Terence belongs to a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today, stretching back to 1939 and including formative albums by one of Blanchard's mentors, the legendary drummer and bandleader Art Blakey.
This excellent ensemble will be broadcast live from Snug Harbor. Mark your calendar and be sure to listen!