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Monk Con Clave at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Posted by Colleen Verbus on May 16, 2022


Jazz at Lincoln Center
33 West 60th Street
New York, NY

Monk Con Clave at Jazz at Lincoln Center


Fri, May 20, 2022
8:00 pm

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez will present the world premiere of an exclusive new JLCO program, with special guest Pedrito Martinez, entitled Monk con Clave, featuring new and reinvented music inspired by Thelonious Monk. In addition to Pedrito, the concert will also feature special guests including Michael Rodriguez (trumpet), Anthony Almonte (vocals and percussion), and Osmany Paredes (piano).

The syncopated melodies and rhythms of genius composer Thelonious Monk get the Afro-Latin treatment in this one-of-a-kind evening of clave and swing. This first-ever performance includes reinventions of Monk classics such as “Bye-Ya,” “Evidence,” “Boo Boo’s Birthday,” and inspired new works. With congas and clave providing the groove, any Monk piece becomes danceable....

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