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“the Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series At Yale” Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015

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“The Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series at Yale” Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015 T.S. Monk : Thursday, April 9, Friday April 10, 2015

The Robert Glasper Trio in Concert: Yale University Woolsey Hall: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00

Robert Glasper is a two-time Grammy Award winning pianist, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and arranger. Mr. Glasper was awarded a 2013 Grammy for Best R&B Album for Black Radio, with guest artists including Common, Brandy, Jill Scott, Eryka Badu, Layla Hathaway, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Norah Jones and others. In 2013, he also received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Performance, “Gonna Be Alright” with Ledisi, and Best R&B Album for Black Radio 2. He received a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jesus Children”, featuring Layla Hathaway and Malcolm- Jamal Warner. Robert has also worked with numerous artists including Kanye West, Jay Z, Talib Kweli, and Maxwell.

Robert has been named an official Steinway Artist, joining a group of world-class pianists who perform exclusively on Steinway-designed pianos. Also, Robert is currently working on the music for Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis film, called Miles Ahead.

Inter-District History and Jazz Assembly: Yale University Woolsey Hall Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Full-School History and Jazz Assembly: Brennan/Rogers School Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jazz Master Class/Workshop: Troup Middle School 10:00-11:30 a.m.

About T.S. Monk:

Thelonious Sphere Monk III, son of jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, is a world- renowned drummer and composer. T.S. is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, monkinstitute.org, jazzinamerica.org the largest jazz education organization in the world. He is a historian, jazz educator, and guest jazz columnist for The Huffington Post. In 1993, under Monk’s leadership, The Monk Institute coordinated “A White House Jazz Festival”, a PBS special taped with President and Mrs. Clinton. T.S. has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world inclusive of The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center, The JVC Jazz Festival, and numerous jazz festivals in the Netherlands, Canada, France, Italy, and the Caribbean. In 2012, T.S. collaborated with Herbie Hancock, UNESCO, The United Nations, and The Monk Institute for “The International Jazz Day,” a gathering of jazz musicians from 196 countries. The celebration was held in Istanbul, Turkey, and broadcast live to over one billion people around the world. Mr. Monk, an internationally acclaimed musician, recently lectured at The Chicago Ideas Week, appeared on News One with Roland Martin, The Inclusion Show with Wallace Ford, and Arise 360. Most recently, T.S. was honored by New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough and Mohinder Singh Taneja in “Continuing the Legacy,” with the children of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

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