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That white woman was the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter. She was a member of the powerful Rothschild family — and a jazz enthusiast. She became Monk's muse and patron, giving him money, driving him to gigs and letting him rehearse and record at her home.

"I like to have fun when I play and I like comedy - but it's not a conscious thing. I'm basically a pretty shy person and I don't dance or get into fights. But there are all these things inside me that get out when I perform. It's like a real world when I play, where I can do all the things I can't do in real life." - Bill Frisell to The Village Voice

On April 30, 2012, UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz jointly presented three concerts: a daylong celebration at UNESCO world headquarters in Paris; a sunrise concert in New Orleans’ Congo Square ; and a sunset concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. Among the musicians that participated were John Beasley , Tony Bennett , George Benson , Terence Blanchard , Richard Bona (Cameroon), Dee Dee Bridgewater , Candido , Terri Lyne Carrington , Ron Carter , Robert Cray , Jack DeJohnette , George Duke , Sheila E. , Herbie Hancock , Antonio Hart , Jimmy Heath , Hiromi (Japan), Zakir Hussain (India), Chaka Khan , Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Lang Lang (China), Joe Lovano , Romero Lubambo (Brazil), Shankar Mahadevan (India), Ellis Marsalis, Jr. , Wynton Marsalis , Hugh Masekela (South Africa), Christian McBride , Marcus Miller , Danilo Pérez (Panama), Wayne Shorter , Esperanza Spalding , Treme Brass Band and Stevie Wonder . Hosts included Robert De Niro , Michael Douglas , Morgan Freeman and Quincy Jones .

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