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Duke Arts Presents

Tyshawn Sorey & Jason Moran


Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 9:00 pm

The Fruit

In this dream collaboration, two of American music’s brightest and most adventurous modern minds, Tyshawn Sorey and Jason Moran, collaborate to pay tribute to their clear musical and intellectual predecessor, Thelonious Monk. A MacArthur fellow lauded by The Los Angeles Times for his “relentless thirst for experimentation,” Moran is best known in these parts for IN MY MIND, a reimagining of Monk’s 1959 Town Hall concert commissioned by Duke Performances. Sorey is a powerhouse drummer, digging into jazz and funk grooves with great authority. There are few pairs of musicians as capable of pulling Monk’s legacy into this century, in spirit and in sound.

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.

Tyshawn Sorey 'Template'

Jason Moran 'Live From the Factory Floor - Part I: Improvisation'

Jason Moran 'Live From the Factory Floor - Part II: Antipode Blues'

Tyshawn Sorey & Vijay Iyer 'Duet for Drums & Piano'

"A devoted disciple of Thelonious Monk's approach to jazz piano, Moran also has his mighty fingers in the '60s avant-garde, pop, and contemporary visual arts."