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“The Observer is Irabagon’s debut album under Concord Records, one of the most influential jazz recordings in the world today. Before this album, he actually released one album with his quintet under Innova in 2007, “Outright!””

“Jon Irabagon Wins Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition Jon Irabagon, an alto saxophonist based in Astoria, Queens, won the 21st annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in Los Angeles on Sunday, securing the most prestigious honor available to a young jazz musician. ”