The Music Of Thelonious Monk

The Music Of Thelonious Monk
May 18

The Music Of Thelonious Monk

Tickets are $20 per child. $10 for siblings (SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR). Free for parents and siblings under one! THELONIOUS MONK ‘The High Priest of Bop’ Thelonious Monk, is credited along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie with inventing bebop in the 1940’s. Famous for his eccentric personality and piano playing, Monk is also considered one of the most important composers of the jazz idiom, contributing standards such as ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Well You Needn’t’’ to the Great American Songbook The Jazz Playground is a fun, interactive and educational live performance program inviting kids and adults of all ages to dance, sing and swing to the rhythms of jazz. Presented by a live band, The Jazz Playground introduces the instruments and core concepts of jazz through familiar songs, sounds and rhythms. We explore history, language and diversity through an organic and participatory jazz performance featuring a rotating roster of guest teaching-artists. Each class will introduce a new instrument or style, and will take a trip to different places or times in history to explore how jazz shaped modern music in the 20th century onwards. Above all, The Jazz Playground invites children of all ages to find their own creative space, develop their imagination and to collaborate through music. More Info

when: May 18 @ 11:30am - 12:15pm
where: Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art3, 23-35 Broadway, Queens, NY, 11106 map
category: Swing



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