Acclaimed pianist Eric Scott Reed and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to the legendary pianist and composer Thelonius Monk in a concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Square Room.
Monk's music is one of the cornerstones of modern jazz. His classics include "Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Brilliant Corners" and "Straight, No Chaser."
Reed has performed with some of the greats in modern music, including Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones and Patti Labelle. He has recorded more than 20 albums as a bandleader, including his most recent, "The Dancing Monk." He was also pianist on Wynton Marsalis' album "Marsalis Plays Monk."
The 17-piece Knoxville Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1999 and has become one of the premier jazz orchestras in the country, toured Europe and has performed with some of the greats of jazz. The group has released four albums, including a new Christmas disc, "Christmas Time Is Here."
Tickets are $29.50, for adults, $15 for students, and are available at Cafe 4 and at www.knoxjazz.org.
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