Thelonious Monk Institute

of Jazz Performance at UCLA


Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Program
West Coast Director
Daniel Seeff
(310) 206-9700

Housed in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, the Monk Institute Jazz Outreach Program allows the gifted fellows of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble to share their talent with future generations of musicians. Monk Fellows experiment in expanding jazz in new directions, while honing their skills through study with legendary architects of the music including Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, who serve on the school of music faculty. Using this knowledge, the fellows present clinics and master classes, perform at community and international events, and teach private lessons to students throughout greater Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, the Monk Fellows teach and present clinics at a variety of sites including the Washington Preparatory High School, Ramon C Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts, John Marshall High School, Hamilton High School, Foshay Learning Center, Eagle Rock High School, John F. Kennedy High School, El Sereno Middle School, Walter Reed Middle School, and Bret Hart Middle School.

Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
The Board of Trustees of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced November 6, 2018 that effective January 1, 2019 the Institute will become the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.