Jazz Institute Moves From Los Angeles to New Orleans in an Effort to Revitalize Jazz in the Crescent City

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance has relocated from the University of Southern California to Loyola University in New Orleans for the next four years. This graduate level program for performing jazz artists hopes to revitalize the institution of jazz in New Orleans. In addition to its two-year, tuition-free program for students of jazz, the institute plans to start jazz education programs in the New Orleans public schools and to act as a magnet to bring back jazz musicians and enthusiasts who left the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.