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Jazz Appreciation Month: The Life and Music of Thelonious Monk & Ornette Coleman

Did you know? April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) month.

African - American Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk

What: You’re invited to join the Anacostia Community Museum and the National Portrait Gallery present the life, contributions, and music of Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Willard Jenkins, an independent arts consultant/producer, writer, and WPFW-89.3FM broadcaster moderates the discussion. Afterwards, listen to their music performed by the award-winning Howard University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Fred Irby III. WPFW's Bobby Hill will receive the 2014 Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

Did you know? According to Wikipedia, the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is an international organization that consist of all types of media professionals who document, promulgate or appreciate jazz.

Who: Open to general public for reservations; call 202-633-4844.

When: Saturday April 12, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: National Portrait Gallery at the McEvoy Auditorium (enter G Street) ~ 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001

FYI: Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

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