* Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Semifinals

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Baird Auditorium - National Museum of Natural History
Constitution Ave NW & 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20530

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz presents the 2018 international jazz piano competition.

14 semi-finalists, who come from near and far, from Julliard and Florida to Armenia and Israel, perform before a panel of giants of the ivory keys including Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez and Cyrus Chestnut. Three will go on to the finals at the Kennedy Center on December 3.

The semi-finals are free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed at the museum starting at 11am EST.



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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.