Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS PLAYS MONK
JOEY ALEXANDER & BRAD MEHLDAU, SPECIAL GUESTS
Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 at 8:00pm
The Town Hall
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis play the music of Thelonious Monk on Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, 2015, 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, New York), continuing Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 season with this limited engagement at one of New York City’s premiere cultural venues. The orchestra is joined by special guest pianists Joey Alexander and Brad Mehldau.
One of the creators of modern jazz, renowned both for his compositions and his playing, Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917 – 1982) performed and recorded in a wide range of musical settings—from solo to big band—with many of jazz’s greatest musicians, including John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, and Max Roach. Many of his more than 60 compositions are jazz classics. Though often misunderstood during his lifetimes, Monk is today widely regarded as a genius composer of uncompromising creativity.
While many musicians hesitate when faced with Monk’s ‘fast-thinking’ music, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform their own arrangements of Monk tunes, including new arrangements created especially for these concerts, including “Brilliant Corners”, “Epistrophy”, “Light Blue”, “We See”, “Skippy”, “Ugly Beauty”, and “Monk’s Mood”.
Tickets for ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk’ at The Town Hall can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).
Themed ‘Jazz and American Song’, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen and uplifts jazz’s emerging voices through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs. Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live. Click here for the season schedule.