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“Frank Kimbrough is a deep thinker and a gifted storyteller. His notes and expressions stick in the mind and tug at the soul."

All About Jazz

“Jeb Patton is a player of great expression, bringing to the surface every little vignette that gives a song its depth and character.”

All About Jazz

“Evans’ playing was wily and alert, volatile but grounded, shot through with rough equilibrium.”

The New York Times

Monk Songbook
with Chris Pattishall, Frank Kimbrough, Jeb Patton, Ethan Iverson & Orrin Evans


October 21, 2017 | 1 pm

October 22, 2017 | 1 pm

Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Single tickets to Duke Performances 2017/18 shows will go on sale TUESDAY, JULY 11 at 11 AM. $10 Duke student tickets and $20 tickets for patrons ages 30 and under will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 at 11 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 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 Roxboro native Frank Kimbrough, a composer, Juilliard professor, and member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra.

Made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

“Chris Pattishall, an emerging presence in the jazz world, combines technique and sensitivity, making music that is at once intelligent, soulful and joyous.”

Broadway World

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