Dutch band Thelonious4 announce U.S. Tour Dates.
(Published: September 26, 2013)
Since the release of their CD, "Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli" Dutch band Thelonious4 have been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. The release of "Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli" has generated a great deal of media attention in the USA and to capitalize on this the band will embark on their debut U.S. tour in October 2013.
The members of Thelonious4 met while studying at the Amsterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands, coming from different countries and with differing musical backgrounds they were eager to start a group dedicated to the music of Monk in combination with other musical influences.
Some years ago Thelonious4 bassist, Andreas Metzler met U.S. based vibraphone player Tony Miceli on one of his famous European vibraphone work tours. Tony and Andreasended up talking about music and found out that they shared a common love for the works of Thelonious Monk. After some discussion the idea came up to join forces, set up a tour and record a CD together. This tour took place in Europe in 2012 and followed by a number of studio dates,the result was "Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli".
When asked about his collaboration with Thelonious4, Tony stated in a recent interview on this site, "I met Andreas Metzler in Holland. I go to Europe a few times a year to do workshops and gigs. I met Andreas at a workshop I was doing. He knew I was into Monk and asked me if i wanted to play with his band. I said yes and the rest is history. Let me say what an amazing experience it was to play with these guys. First off, they're not American. It's a different culture and jazz means something a little different to them I think. For me that was great. I learned a lot playing with. I play most of the time in a very traditional way. I like it! But they were crazy and that I loved. I felt free. I was playing all this music in a whole different way for me. After we did that cd, I came home inspired! They are really great players! " (read the full interview here)
The U.S. dates will also feature Tony Miceli and see the band playing clubs in New York, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia. Below you will find the full list of dates.
18 October 2013 : Chris' Jazz cafe - Philadelphia PA
19 October 2013 : Somethin' Jazz club - New York, NY
20 October 2013 : Silvana's New York, NY
22 October 2013 : Jolly's - Philadelphia PA
23 October 2013 : Twins Jazz club - Washington DC
24 October 2013 : Cabaret at Germano's - Baltimore MD
25 October 2013 : Barnes Museum - Philadelphia PA
More Information: http://www.thelonious4.com