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October 9, 2007

Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau among performers in all-star tribute.

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is hosting an all-star tribute concert for musician Herbie Hancock in honor of his contributions to the genre and the music industry.

Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Joni Mitchell, Sting and others are tapped to perform at the event, to be held Oct. 28 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The concert is part of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, which features young talent competing for a series of scholarships.

The competition takes place Oct. 27 at UCLA, and the top three finalists will face off the following night at the Kodak Theater, just prior to the tribute concert. The competition winner takes home a $20,000 scholarship, the second place finalist receives a $10,000 scholarship and the third receives a scholarship for $5,000.

The judges for the competition include Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert, Terence Blanchard, Hugh Masekela, Clark Terry and Roy Hargrove.

The competition and the tribute concert will air on BET at a date to be determined.

 

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