Matinee 2: Thelonious Monk

Matinee 2: Thelonious Monk

Matinee 2

Thelonious Monk

Saturday, October 20, 11:00am
at Herbst Theatre

Thelonious Monk
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinee  

Matinee 2: Thelonious Monk

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. Although designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. This fall, the Marcus Shelby Trio hosts our Matinee series, highlighting the music of the great jazz masters – two of whom will appear at this year’s Festival: Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz.

Pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk is unique among the jazz giants, developing a singular sound on his instrument while creating some of the most compelling compositions in modern music. Together with Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Mingus, Monk propelled the bebop movement and developed a distinct improvisational style. His many compositions – including “’Round Midnight,” “Straight No Chaser” and “Blue Monk” – have remained iconic in the standard repertoire, making Monk one of the most recorded composers in jazz. Features a performance by the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra.