Concert to note anniversary of Monk Institute

NEW YORK (AP) - August 11, 2011

A concert and a competition are the highlights of the two-day event in Washington on Sept. 11-12.

Hancock will be among the judges for the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. The winner will receive a recording contract with Concord Music Group and a scholarship.

Franklin, who sang jazz early in her career at Columbia Records, is being honored with the Institute Founder's Award.

Monk was a jazz pianist and composer and considered one of the most important figures in the genre. The institute was founded in his memory and is dedicated to jazz education.

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