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Duke Arts Presents

Monk Songbook
with Orrin Evans, Ethan Iverson, Chris Pattishall, Jeb Patton & Ernest Turner


Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm

The Fruit

Thelonious Monk contributed countless standards to the jazz canon. In a remarkable exposition of Monk’s enduring genius, five top pianists will take turns playing sixty-one of Monk’s compositions during free afternoon marathons. The players include jazz authority and MONK@100 co-curator Ethan Iverson; Duke alum Jeb Patton, who worked with Monk collaborator Paul Jeffrey in the Duke Jazz Ensemble; Durham-raised pianist Chris Pattishall, named one of the top five jazz musicians under thirty by Wynton Marsalis; adventurous dynamo Orrin Evans, a Pew fellow and student of the great Kenny Barron; and North Carolina native Ernest Turner, a former faculty member at East Carolina University and a collaborator with some of the greatest names in jazz.

Note: Frank Kimbrough, originally scheduled to perform on Monk Songbook, is no longer able to participate.

Consult our MONK@100 guide for all the details on tickets, the venue, parking, sets, free events & more.

MONK@100 is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation & the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. MONK@100 is an official event of the N.C. Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Albert Tootie Heath with Jeb Patton & David Wong 'at Dizzy's 2015'

“Chris Pattishall, an emerging presence in the jazz world, combines technique and sensitivity, making music that is at once intelligent, soulful and joyous.”

Broadway World