Thelonious Monk 103: “Monk, Jazz, and Bridging the Racial Divide”

  • Organization Name:
    Monk Youth Jazz

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

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  • Grant Summary:

    Monk Youth Jazz & STEAM Collective, Inc. will sponsor a two part virtual event highlighting the life of Jazz Great Thelonious Monk and the impact of jazz music on race relations in America. Participants will be encouraged to view three of six mini-documentaries in preparation for a lively panel discussion with Thelonious Monk III, Thelonious’ son; Monk biographer Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA) and Dr. Nicole Ivy, Assistant Professor of American History at The George Washington University. The program takes place in November 2020.

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