Monk in Motion

Monk in Motion: the Next Face of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca PAC and the Thelonious Monk Institute that presents the top three winners of the Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Jazz drummers competed September 22, 2012 at the Kennedy Center. They will perform separately with their combos. Also two free film screenings and a panel discussion have been added this year! See below by date:

Saturday, February 2, 2013
21st Century Drummer's Roundtable panel discussion moderated by Willard Jenkins, with Carl Allen, Allison Miller & more TBA. 7PM - FREE
First Place Winner Jamison Ross with JOY RIDE Concert at 8:30PM; $25
Since moving to New Orleans he has also found a spot in bands led by saxophonist Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson and pianist Henry Butler, and will appear as a supporting musician in an episode of Treme.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger Film - 7PM - FREE
Second Runner-Up Colin Stranahan with pianist Glenn Zaleski, and bassist Rick Rosato featuring saxophonist Ben Van Gelder. Concert at 8:30PM; $25
His latest album, Anticipation, is a record that represents a collaboration with pianist Glenn Zaleski and bassist Rick Rosato.

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Film - 7PM - FREE
First Runner-Up Justin Brown with his combo. Concert at 8:30PM; $25
A member of the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Brown works frequently with pianists Gerald Clayton and Tony Tixier and vocalist Gretchen Parlato.

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