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November 2018

Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra/Rodney Whitaker

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fred Johnson, Vocalist

December 2018

2018 Semifinals – Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution’s Baird Auditorium, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20560 United States

All-star panel of judges that includes jazz pianists:  Monty Alexander, Joanne Brackeen, Cyrus Chestnut, Herbie Hancock, Jason Moran, Danilo Pérez and Renee Rosnes. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes, accompanied by Rodney Whitaker on bass and Carl Allen on drums.

2018 Finalist – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz presents International Piano Competition & All-Star Gala Concert

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The 2018 Competition Finals will conclude with an all-star tribute to music icon and longtime Institute supporter Aretha Franklin, as well as the presentation of the Institute’s Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater.

MSUFCU Guest Artist – Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hackett Catholic Central, 1000 West Kilgore
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States

MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winans Academy, 9740 Mckinney
Detroit, MI 48224 United States

MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Warren Mott High School, 3131 E Twelve Mile Road
Warren, MI 48092 United States

MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oxford High School, 745 N. Oxford Road
Oxford, MI 48371 United States

MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Northview High School, 4451 Hunsberger Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

Joined by Rockford High School Music Program

Michigan State University Professors of Jazz

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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