Moran on Monk at Harlem Stage Thursday, October 2nd
Pianist/composer Jason Moran presents an intimate look into his new multi-media work In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Thelonius Monk's concert at Town Hall. Join Moran and artist Glenn Ligon for an illuminating discussion on the creation of this new work and Monk's influence on artists of all genres. The evening hosted by musician, composer, scholar George E. Lewis concludes with a performance of Monk music by Moran, Logan Richardson (alto saxophone), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Tarus Mateen (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums) with video excerpts of Monk by video artist David Dempewolf from the estate of W. Eugene Smith. In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959 will be presented as part of the Duke Performances' 50th anniversary tribute to Monk at Town Hall on February 26 and 27, 2009.
The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University is pleased to collaborate with Harlem Stage on MORAN ON MONK, to be presented at Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Thursday, October 2.
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue
(at W. 135th St.
& Convent Ave.)
Thursday, October 2 @ 7:30pm