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Students of the Monk Institute to perform regularly at local hotspot

November 9, 2007

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, has forged a new relationship with Tipitina’s Uptown and will perform regularly at the venue. The series, entitled Club Thelonious, includes performances by the Monk graduate-student septet on November 14, and 28, and December 5, and 12, at 8 p.m. All performances by Club Thelonious are free and open to the public over the age of 18. The performances are also broadcasted live over the internet on Tipitina’s website.

Club Thelonious features a septet of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance’s talented students including Gordon Au, trumpet; Joseph Johnson, bass; Johnaye Kendrick, voice; Davy Mooney, guitar; Vadim Neselovskyi, piano; Jake Saslow, saxophone; and Colin Stranahan, drums. The students are part of the highly competitive graduate program offered by the Institute at Loyola which is the world’s most intensive college jazz education program.

Tipitina’s has a longstanding history with the New Orleans music scene and serves as a regular host to new talent, as well as to established artists such as The Neville Brothers, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It also has a 501(c) (3) foundation with the mission to restore Louisiana’s irreplaceable music community and preserve the state’s unique musical cultures.

For more information about Tipitina’s Uptown, located at 501 Napoleon Ave, or to view the webcast of Club Thelonious, visit www.tipitinas.com.

For more information about the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, visit www.monkinstitute.org.

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