TONY KOFI & NYJO PRESENT: THE THELONIOUS MONK ORCHESTRA AT TOWN HALLThe Jazz Cafe, NW1 7PG, [Venue Details]
A RECREATION OF JAZZ HISTORY
British saxophone royalty Tony Kofi assembles a hand-picked ensemble of the UK’s finest young cats to recreate Thelonious Monk’s seminal 1959 At Town Hall.
“The music of Thelonious Sphere Monk is like a journey into the past, present and future all at the same time” – Tony Kofi
Monk’s contribution to the music cannot be overstated. Recorded and released in 1959, his large ensemble performance at The Town Hall in NYC was a landmark point in jazz history as it brought bebop out of the underground and into the spotlight for the very first time.
Directed by Tony Kofi, expect a fierce display by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in celebrating this powerful and iconic work and witness the next generation of emerging jazz talent taking the music forward.
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