Monday Showcase Series: Monkathon
Public Masterclass Series
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.co.uk
A special Jazz edition of the Monday Showcase which takes place as part of the Monkathon, running from 8 – 11 June.
Hear two short sets of Thelonious Monk's music by senior student bands led by Andrew Bain, featuring: David Sugden (Drums), Aram Bahmaie (Bass), Charlie Bates (Piano), Nick Brown (Tenor Sax), Josh Schofield (Alto Sax), Alex Stride (Trumpet), Josh Tagg (Trombone).
The Conservatoire’s Jazz Department proudly presents the second Birmingham Monkathon, a celebration of the music of Thelonious Monk. Hear all 70 Monk compositions played in various venues and settings across the city, in a variety of interpretations.
This ambitious feat has been inspired by the classical convention of presenting complete cycles and works.
A large dose of the original ‘Marathon’ ideal has been added for good measure: The Conservatoire Jazz Department is a messenger on a special mission, with plenty of endurance, intensity, physicality and spirit.