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Competition - 2014 Trumpet Competition

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The 2014 International Jazz Trumpet Competition Semifinals will take place free and open to the public on November 8 at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall.

Tickets to the November 9 Competition Finals and All-Star Gala Concert are available through the Dolby Theatre.

Gala Packages for November 9 are also available.

October 15, 2014

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition & All-Star Gala Concert to be Held
November 8-9 in Los Angeles; President Bill Clinton to Receive Maria Fisher Founder’s Award

Talent Includes Herbie Hancock, Kevin Spacey, Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, John Mayer,
Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Taj Mahal, Dianne Reeves and Many More

Washington, D.C.— The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz today announced the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will take place Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th in Los Angeles.

This year’s Competition will feature 13 of the world’s most outstanding young jazz trumpeters who will perform before a panel of jazz greats including Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Owens and Arturo Sandoval. The trumpet semi-finalists are: Benny Benack III of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Alejandro Berti of Caracas, Venezuela; Chris Burbank of Bedford, New Hampshire; Billy Buss of Berkeley, California; Mike Cottone of Rochester, New York; Philip Dizack of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Marquis Hill of Chicago, Illinois; Alphonso Horne of Jacksonville, Florida; Aidan Lombard of Kenilworth, Illinois; Gabriel King Medd of Coralville, Iowa; Hermon Mehari of Kansas City, Missouri; Adam O’Farrill of Brooklyn, New York; and Mao Sone of Chiba, Japan.

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