Blue Note Records has produced some of most iconic jazz recordings ever. From John Coltrane to Cannonball Adderley, the label has been home to nearly every major jazz artist of each era. Names like Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy have all graced the albums of Blue Note Records. Additionally, the album cover art was as influential in the world of graphic design as the music was in the world of jazz.
Our special guest is jazz drumming legend T.S. Monk, son of jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk. T.S. received the New York Jazz Awards First Annual ‘Recording of the Year’ and Downbeat Magazine’s prestigious ‘Reader’s Poll Award’ for his musical tribute to his father, entitled Monk on Monk. T.S. also founded the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which has created a number of influential programs that support music education across the country.
T.S. Monk and the CJO will perform favorites from Blue Note’s legendary catalog and relive the jazz milestones that influenced so many. T.S. will also share many of his experiences growing up around the fabulous jazz musicians of Blue Note Records.