John Beasley’s “MONK+MONK’estra,” a cinematic concert • Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project: Concert by the Sea
Big band swing meets jazz style in this remarkable interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s timeless sound.
About this Performance
Experience Thelonious Monk’s timeless music in a unique cinematic-concert performance featuring multi-Grammy®-nominated John Beasley’s big band MONK’estra, rare film footage of Monk, and brilliant vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Opening the evening will be a homage to one of the most popular albums in jazz history, pianist Erroll Garner’s Concert by the Sea - a passion project of the late Geri Allen. Some of today’s most exciting jazz pianists, along with an all-star rhythm section, reimagine such classics as “April in Paris,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Autumn Leaves” and many more.
The LA Phil has partnered with Leimert Park Village Book Fair to pay homage to Thelonious Monk. A pre-concert Jazz Book Pop-Up Lounge will take place in BP Hall starting at 7 PM, featuring a special display of jazz books and related memorabilia, and a complimentary drink in honor of Monk's 1951 classic "Straight, No Chaser" courtesy of Martell's Cognac.
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