Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at Creekside High School

April 4, 2017. With Bobby Watson and Lisa Henry.

St. Johns County Schools was one of only three school districts nationwide selected this year to be provided free public school “peer-to-peer” concerts and workshops by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. With lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Airlines, the Institute will present this unique education program in St. Augustine public schools April 3-4. Combining performance with educational information, these “informances” will be presented by six of the country’s most gifted high school music students along with internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and GRAMMY nominee Bobby Watson, vocal sensation and former winner of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition Lisa Henry, and renowned jazz educator Dr. JB Dyas. Each school visit will include an assembly program featuring a musical performance for all students, followed by jazz workshops for each school’s jazz band and choir with the visiting student performers playing alongside and sharing ideas with their Florida counterparts.