With its iconic melodies, insightful harmonic progressions, and complex but danceable rhythms, the music of Thelonious Monk offers limitless opportunity for improvisation and interpretation. Monk's music is loved all over the world, and because of its fundamental simplicity, musicians of all styles and backgrounds find kinship in it. This global exploration of Monk features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, two very special guests, and brand new Monk arrangements. The first of tonight's featured guests is flutist Baqir Abbas, a virtuoso Pakistani musician who has performed with the JLCO on several prestigious occasions. Abbas' solo-trading performance with Ted Nash is a highlight of Song of Lahore – the 2015 documentary chronicling the Sachal Jazz Ensemble's historic journey to the Rose Theater stage. The JLCO's second guest this evening is Hamilton de Holanda, a top Brazilian instrumentalist widely considered the "Jimi Hendrix of the bandolin." A versatile master who has singlehandedly reinvented the 10-string bandolin, de Holanda synthesizes distinct musical styles from around the world. Together, these international virtuosos and our American big band will interpret Monk's music in a way completely unique to this collaboration.
$45.50 - $135.50
Lincoln Center - Rose Theater
Columbus Circle, New York, NY
With 1,100 seats, it is the primary performing space for Jazz at Lincoln Center, it opened in 2004 as part of the new landmark Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (Broadway and Central Park South). Designed for jazz, but boasting an unmatched flexibitily to superbly showcase opera, dance, theater, film and orchestral performances.
members' rating of venue:
Any subway to Columbus Circle/59th Street - best are A/C/E or 1/9
Frederick P. Rose Hall is fully accessible for patrons with mobility impairments. Entrance to facility is through the primary entrance on the corner of 60th Street under Jazz at Lincoln Center's marquee. There are 4 (four) elevators that go directly to all of the facilities.Rose Theater and The Allen Room are accessible on all levels and at all price points for patrons who are wheelchair bound or for patrons that can transfer to a seat.Infrared & large-print programs available.