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Thelonious Monk Festival - Jazz at Lincoln Center
(Published: October 22, 2008)

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2008

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Monk Festival
Nov. 20-23, 2008
• Nov. 20-22
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Marcus Roberts hosted by Soledad O'Brien (Nov. 20) and Courtney Vance (Nov. 21-22) - Rose Theater, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 21-22
Danilo Pérez Trio - The Allen Room, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
• Nov. 21-23
Mostly Monk: One For All w/ Eric Alexander -
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
• Nov. 15
Jazz For Young People - "Who Is Thelonious Monk'" - Hosted by Wynton Marsalis - Rose Theater, 1 p.m. and
3 p.m.
• Nov. 20-22
Free Pre-Concert Lecture with Historian Sam Stephenson - Irene Diamond Education Center, 7 p.m.
• Nov. 20, 2008
Council Member Gale A. Brewer Proclamation Declares Nov. 20, 2008 Thelonious Monk Day

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Nov. 20-22
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Marcus Roberts
Who/What:
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis opens Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hall of Fame series of the 2008-09 season in a concert titled, "The Music of Thelonious Monk." Traditionally performed by small groups, this concert presents big band arrangements of Thelonious Monk's idiosyncratic compositions with one of the premiere interpreters of Monk's music, pianist Marcus Roberts. The concert will be hosted by Soledad O'Brien for the Thursday performance and by Courtney Vance on Friday and Saturday. This concert takes place in Rose Theater on November 20-22, 2008 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120 and can be purchased through www.jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Nov. 21-22
Danilo Pérez Trio
Who/What:
Panamanian pianist and composer Danilo Pérez revisits his critically acclaimed release Panamonk and more in The Allen Room, blending Afro-Cuban rhythms and folkloric sounds with the intricate rhythms and originality of Monk's music. Rounding out Pérez's trio is Ben Street (bass) and Adam Cruz (drums). This series is part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Smokin' Jazz Sessions. This concert takes place in The Allen Room on November 21-22, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets at $60 can be purchased through www.jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon - 6 p.m.

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Nov. 21-23
Mostly Monk: One For All featuring Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, Jim Rotondi, Dave Hazeltine, John Webber & Joe Farnsworth - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Who/What:
Mostly Monk: One For All features Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Steve Davis (trombone), Jim Rotondi (trumpet), Dave Hazeltine (piano), John Webber (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums). This all-star lineup will feature the music of Monk and more in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on November 21-23, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are $30 Sunday; $35 Friday and Saturday; Student Rates: $15. The food and beverage minimum is in effect for all sets: $10 at the tables, $5 at the bar. Call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jalc.org.

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More Monk Festival Festivities
Nov. 15
Jazz For Young People Hosted By Wynton Marsalis
Don't miss our first family concert of the year, Jazz For Young People: "Who is Thelonious Monk'" on Saturday, November 15, in Rose Theater at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis and friends, tickets are $12, $20 and $28. Visit www.jalc.org.

Nov. 20-22
Jazz Talk
Historian Sam Stephenson will present a multimedia program on the music of Thelonious Monk. Mr. Stephenson is Jazz Loft Project Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Pre-Concert Lecture is FREE to ticketholders in the Irene Diamond Education Center at 7 p.m.

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Live music, with food and beverage tastings, including Brother Thelonious beer from the North Coast Brewing Co.® will be available in the Atrium.
For more information on the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame visit: http://www.jalc.org/hallo....

Sponsorship:
Bloomberg is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of "The Music of Thelonious Monk" in Rose Theater. Cadillac is the Lead New York Sponsor of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center also proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bank of America, BETJ, Bloomberg, The Coca-Cola Company, Entergy, Time Warner Inc., SIRIUS XM Radio. MasterCard is the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Brooks Brothers is the official clothier of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jazz for Young People is supported in part by funds from New York City Councilmember Gale A. Brewer and from New York City Councilmember Inez E. Dickens.

For more information on Rose Theater and Jazz Education shows:
Bridget Wilson
Associate • Public Relations
Phone 212.258.9868
Email bwilson@jalc.org

For more information on The Allen Room and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola shows:
Scott Thompson
Assistant Director • Public Relations
Phone 212.258.9807
Email sthompson@jalc.org



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