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SF JAZZ Fridays At Five: Thelonious Monk Birthday With Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, Helen Sung at SFJAZZ Center

Marshall Lamm uploaded this event on October 5, 2020


201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA

SF JAZZ Fridays At Five: Thelonious Monk Birthday With Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, Helen Sung at SFJAZZ Center


Fri, October 9, 2020
5:00 pm

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SFJAZZ Fridays at Five at 5:00pm PDT on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Filmed on October 10, 2018 on what would have been Monk’s 101st birthday, this special event from the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco featured two generations of piano artistry honoring Monk’s legacy and trove of immortal compositions. 2018 NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen was the first female member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and is among the most virtuosic pianists and composers to emerge in the post-bop era. Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate and Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition winner Helen Sung has recorded eight albums and worked with T.S. Monk’s “Monk on Monk” Tentet. Kris Davis was just named 2020 DownBeat pianist of the year, and her 2016 album Duopoly made best-of-year lists in The New York Times, the Los AngelesTimes, and JazzTimes. She has performed at SFJAZZ in duo with Vijay Iyer in tribute to the late Geri Allen and with her trio Diatom Ribbons featuring drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and percussionist Val Jeanty....

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