May 29, 2024

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Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, celebrate Monk’s legacy with his son: Video

With drummer T.S. Monk, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Chris Berger, tenor saxophonist Willie Williams, alto saxophonist/flutist Patience Higgins, and trumpeter Randall Haywood.

On what would have been Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we celebrate Monk’s legacy with his son, T.S Monk. Much like his father, drummer T.S. Monk has made invaluable contributions to jazz, including founding the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which has educated and helped launch the careers of some of our best musicians. T.S. first performed with his father’s group in the early 1970s, but for the last few decades he has been an excellent band leader with a reputation for highlighting obscure compositions deserving of larger audiences. We’re celebrating the Monk centennial all week at Dizzy’s, and there’s no better place to be on his 100th birthday than in the club with his son!

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