Patti Austin Performing at the Thelonious Monk International Annual Competition and Gala – Washington, DC
Patti Austin will be performing at the Thelonious Monk International Annual Competition and Gala, made possible by Cadillac, will be held in Washington, D.C. September 22-23. Festivities will honor first female United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
Cast also features Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, George Duke, Nnenna Freelon, James Carter, Ingrid Jensen, Jane Ira Bloom, James Genus, Lee Ritenour, Geri Allen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ada Rovatti, Claire Daly and special guests Aretha Franklin and Chris Botti.
Event and ticket information
Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition Semifinals
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Tickets are free of charge and will be distributed by the Smithsonian Associates at the
National Museum of Natural History on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition Finals and “Women, Music and Diplomacy” All-Star Gala Concert
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Tickets are $50 to $75 and may be purchased via the Kennedy Center box office in person, by calling 800.444.1324, or online at www.kennedy-center.org.
Information regarding VIP packages, which include admission to the post-event VIP Cast Party, is available from the Institute at 202.364.7272 x107 or bjones [@] monkinstitute.org.
For more information, visit http://www.monkinstitute.org/competition/2012competition.php.