* Herbie Hancock International Jazz Guitar Competition

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566
$35 - $125

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (and famous jazz competition of the same name) was re-branded as the Herbie Hancock Institute in honor of the organization’s longtime board chairman. The now-annual Hancock Jazz Competition will be much like its previous namesake, and be one of the greatest proving grounds for young, mainstream jazz musicians.

Three finalists perform in this final round concert, which also includes a tribute performance to the great New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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