In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
“In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz” showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Bush at the White House in honor of the Thelonious Monk Institute and the jazz music genre. Hosted by Barbara Walters, the evening includes performances by Herbie Hancock, Anita Baker, Wayne Shorter, Nnenna Freelon, Clark Terry, Lisa Henry and Bobby Watson, among others. It also includes interviews with jazz notables Hancock and Thelonious Monk, Jr. The program is rounded out by behind-the-scenes and documentary footage, as well as interviews with the artists.
The program airs Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.)
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