Monk on Monk
August 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The 90th Birthday Anniversary Jazz Tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk featuring T.S. Monk.
T.S. Monk, has received the New York Jazz Awards’ “Recording of the Year” and ‘Downbeat’s’ prestigious Reader’s Poll Award among numerous other awards. Rave reviews in the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the L.A. Times, and others echoed the public sentiment of the sold out concert hall shows across the United States, Europe, South America and the Middle East. With the release of the Billboard Pop-chart-topping Thelonious Records/Blue Note jazz release “Monk and Coltrane at Carnegie Hall,” Thelonious guides his father’s legacy to additional heights. With his own recording company, T.S. added founder of Thelonious Records to his list of accomplishments. Thelonious Records has released “Monk In Paris: Live At The Olympia” a stellar concert by the legendary pianist/composer.
In 1992, T.S. Monk formed his jazz sextet and received raves from the moment they hit the stage and the studio. One of the most unique groups on the circuit, the T. S. Monk Sextet’s cohesive and driving style has been heard at the JVC Jazz at the Bowl festival, Sun Valley Center, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, and many of the legendary jazz clubs. For his special 80th Anniversary Birthday Tribute to his father, the sextet formed the core of the eleven musician, pulsating and dynamic show. With Grammy Award winning producer (for Joe Henderson’s Lush Life, among others) Don Sickler on trumpet, the duo has carved an innovative and dynamic approach to crafting the T. S. Monk Sextet sound; this band soars and sizzles.