Berkshires Jazz continues our summer of centennial tributes on Aug. 12, when the Ted Rosenthal Quintet performs a 100th birthday salute to the iconic pianist Thelonious Monk. TD Bank is sponsoring the concert, at the Lee Meeting House (Congregational Church), starting at 7:30pm.
Equally renowned as a pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk was known for his unique improvisational style. He made countless contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. Even now, 35 years after his passing, he still has a strong and loyal worldwide following.
Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He has toured worldwide as a soloist and in various configurations. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody. Ted has 15 CDs to his name, including “Images of Monk”, which provides the musical foundation for the concert.
In his debut performance for Berkshires Jazz, Ted appears with Mike Rodriguez (trumpet); Joel Frahm (saxophone); Martin Wind (bass); and Jimmy Macbride (drums).
Additional support is being provided by North Coast Brewing Co., a supporter of jazz events nationwide.
The Lee Meeting House (Lee Congregational Church), 25 Park Place in Lee, Mass., is a stunning, historic venue, both acoustically and visually. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. Click here for our online box office.