Nov. 4 concert to honour Thelonious Monk
Trent University is organizing a concert at Sadleir House early next month to honour 100 years since the birth of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. The concert will be Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the dining hall at Sadleir House and will feature some of Monk’s most celebrated compositions – as well as music composed for Monk and original poetry written in his honour, too. General admission is $10 ($5 for students) and there will be bar service. The show will feature pianist Biff Hannon’s trio will perform, in the trio format that Monk preferred – and possibly some guests will join in. Trent Prof. Michael Morse will lead his New Dignity of Labour Ensemble. Poet Ian McLachlan will join them for a poetry-music fusion entitled Round Midnight (In the Hilton Ballroom), written especially for the concert. The Trent University Jazz Band will play some numbers in Monk’s spirit. Monk was born Oct. 10, 1917, in North Carolina.