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Monk-in-Motion: The Next Face of Jazz

On Saturday, January 31, the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Winner, Marquis Hill, performed to a large and enthusiastic audience.

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Marquis Hill (Left) received the 3rd Annual Elizabeth Butson and Nancy Fox Outstanding Young Jazz Artist Award from Monk-in-Motion Artistic Director Willard Jenkins (right). It is a gift of $1,000 to the first place winner of the 2014 Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  This award commemorates a lifelong friendship between Elizabeth Butson and Nancy Fox and their appreciation of the great sound of jazz and to celebrate outstanding young talent. This honorarium is supported by Elizabeth Butson and Edwin Fox in memory of this late wife Nancy.  Also, check out the New York Times review, by Nate Chinen.

Monk-in-Motion: The Next Face of Jazz presents the top three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  This Series will return Winter 2016 – dates TBD.