Thelonious Sphere Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on October 10th, 1917 and spent the first five years of his life there. His parents later moved the family to Manhattan. He is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington and one of only five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Monk was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Greg Pagel, Steve Johnson, Phil Nelson, Cully Swansen, and James LeFevre will perform a selection of Monk compositions in celebration of his life and music. Nick Utrie and Cully Swansen will open the night with a set of duo Monk. All tips/donations to the band ($5-$10 recommended).