Monk Songbook MONK@100
with Orrin Evans, Ethan Iverson, Chris Pattishall, Jeb Patton & Ernest Turner
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Thelonious Monk contributed countless standards to the jazz canon. In a remarkable exposition of Monk’s enduring genius, five top pianists will take turns playing sixty-one of Monk’s compositions during free afternoon marathons. The players include jazz authority and MONK@100 co-curator Ethan Iverson; Duke alum Jeb Patton, who worked with Monk collaborator Paul Jeffrey in the Duke Jazz Ensemble; Durham-raised pianist Chris Pattishall, named one of the top five jazz musicians under thirty by Wynton Marsalis; adventurous dynamo Orrin Evans, a Pew fellow and student of the great Kenny Barron; and North Carolina native Ernest Turner, a former faculty member at East Carolina University and a collaborator with some of the greatest names in jazz.
Note: Frank Kimbrough, originally scheduled to perform on Monk Songbook, is no longer able to participate.MONK@100 is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation & the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. MONK@100 is an official event of the N.C. Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
“Chris Pattishall, an emerging presence in the jazz world, combines technique and sensitivity, making music that is at once intelligent, soulful and joyous.”