with Chris Pattishall, Frank Kimbrough, Jeb Patton, Ethan Iverson & Orrin Evans
October 21, 2017 | 1 pm
October 22, 2017 | 1 pm
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.”