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Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November
Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has unveiled that its annual gala and competition will be coming to Los Angeles this fall. A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the message of jazz around the world, the institute's highest-profile effort is its annual competition, which in recent years has been held at its home base of Washington, D.C. The gala was last held in Los Angeles in 2008, which included that year's saxophone competition. Each year focuses on a different instrument, and this year's trumpet competition features 13 contestants, including Marquis Hill, Adam O'Farrill, Alphonso Horne, Billy Buss, Philip Dizack, Japan's Mao Sone and others....

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