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Thelonious Monk Institute to honour former President Clinton at all-star jazz concert

Jazz legend Lionel Hampton, right, performs with President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House July 23, 1998. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ruth Fremson

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Jazz legend Lionel Hampton, right, performs with President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House July 23, 1998. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ruth Fremson

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former President Bill Clinton will get a chance to play his saxophone when the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz honours him with its Founder's Award.

The Monk Institute announced Monday that Clinton will receive the award at a Nov. 9 concert at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others. The proceeds will support the institute's free jazz education programs worldwide.

Hancock, the institute's chairman, says Clinton honed "his creativity on the tenor saxophone" in public school music programs and has been "a jazz advocate for decades."

The concert will include the finals of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, which this year is devoted to trumpeters.

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Monk Institute: www.monkinstitute.org

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