The Torino Jazz Festival will mount the world premiere of a new St. Matthew Passion by James Newton on 30 May 2015. The two-hour oratorio is the second in a trilogy of sacred works written by Newton, a jazz flutist who is also a composer in both classical music and jazz idioms. Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Resident Conductor of LA Opera, will conduct the Passion as part of the Torino Jazz Festival. Read more
Monday's jazz combo concert features UCLA student jazz combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens and Michele Weir; with special guests, the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble. March 2 program.
Tuesday's big band jazz concert features performances by the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, the UCLA LatinJazz Big Band, and the Ellingtonia Orchestra. March 3 program.
Faculty and students comment on the presence of the Thelonious Monk Institute in Schoenberg Music Building in this NPR blog post by graduate student Alex Rodriguez.
The Thelonious Monk Institute presented Bill Clinton with an award at its annual jazz competition this year. T.S. Monk, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Kevin Spacey were also on stage for the ceremony. Read more
Volume 19 of Ethnomusicology Review features peer-reviewed articles, prize-winning papers, and Sounding Board essays from the past year.
We welcome and thank you for being a part of the conversation in which this journal participates. Volume 19 marks the 30th anniversary of our first publication. Read more