Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Photo of the Day: Madeleine Albright on the skins

The Washington Post ran a story about the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's competition and gala that took place last Sunday at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright took part in the festivities:

A longtime supporter of jazz who has worked with the Monk Institute for years, Albright received the annual Fisher Founder's Award. After the customary speech of thanks, she went to a drum set and pounded away on tom-toms and cymbals — quite creditably — as trumpeter Chris Botti performed an instrumental version of "Nessun dorma," the aria from the Puccini opera "Turandot."

Wow, Madeleine. Who knew?

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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