Thanksgiving in Vietnam: The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz—which offers young musicians college level training by American jazz masters—will tour Vietnam Nov. 22-30 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of normalization of U.S.-Vietnam relations.

World renowned jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will lead a group of artists including legendary saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter, internationally acclaimed vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and the eight gifted young jazz musicians who attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the University of Southern California.

“The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is devoted to introducing people around the world to the uniquely American art form of jazz,” says chairman Hancock. “We look forward to sharing this music with the people of Vietnam in the spirit of peace and partnership.”