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Thelonious Monk's 100th Birthday Celebration

Thelonious Monk's 100th Birthday Celebration


On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, the T.S. Monk Sextet opened Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, in celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centennial birthday. For two consecutive evenings, music lovers and Jazz enthusiasts alike, experienced T.S.’s interpretation of Monk classics, such as ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘In Walked Bud’. In between tunes, listeners were given a rare glimpse inside of the Monk family dynamic, as T.S. fondly recalled charismatic stories about his dad


T.S. Monk Sextet (pictured)

Willie Williams, Randall Haywood, April May Webb, Chris Berger, Patience Higgins, Theo Hill

Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Celebration

T.S. talks growing up Monk

Thelonious Monk Singing

Singer, April May Webb, performs a stunning rendition of ‘Round Midnight’

April May Webb Singing

Pianist, Theo Hill, channels his inner Monk vibes 

Theo Hill Playing Piano

If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn

Willie Williams Playing Trumpet