Join FilmBar and KJZZ for a special Centennial screening of MONK & MONK IN EUROPE about the iconic Jazz Composer, Thelonious Monk. Live Jazz in the lounge before the screening and during the intermission from KJZZ Music Director and Host, Blaise Lantana. A portion of the proceeds will benefit KJZZ. One ticket allows entry to both films. Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale available especially for this event! Presented with additional support from Zia Records!
MONK – 1:30pm
Part one of a two-part portrait of the great Jazz composer and pianist. In 1968, we had the opportunity to spend time with Thelonious Monk and his musicians, following him in New York and Atlanta. In New York his quartet plays at the Village Vanguard and at recording sessions for Columbia Records; in Atlanta they appear at a Jazz Festival organized by George Wein. The members of the quartet were Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley.
20 minute intermission
MONK IN EUROPE – 3:00pm
Part two of a two-part portrait of the great Jazz composer and pianist. On his European tour his quartet was joined by Ray Copeland, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Johnny Griffin. They traveled as part of George Wein’s Newport Jazz Festival road company to London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mainz, and Rotterdam.
Presented by Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.