Monk con Clave
Featuring Carlos Henriquez, Pedrito Martinez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez will present the world premiere of an exclusive new JLCO program, with special guest Pedrito Martinez, entitled Monk con Clave, featuring new and reinvented music inspired by Thelonious Monk. In addition to Pedrito, the concert will also feature special guests including Michael Rodriguez (trumpet), Anthony Almonte (vocals and percussion), and Osmany Paredes (piano).
The syncopated melodies and rhythms of genius composer Thelonious Monk get the Afro-Latin treatment in this one-of-a-kind evening of clave and swing. This first-ever performance includes reinventions of Monk classics such as “Bye-Ya,” “Evidence,” “Boo Boo’s Birthday,” and inspired new works. With congas and clave providing the groove, any Monk piece becomes danceable.
Named “the most important Latin jazz artist in New York City today” and “the heir to the legacy of Tito Puente” by New York Latin Culture, Henriquez is the longtime bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. He is a Grammy Award-nominated artist, a talented arranger, and one of the most exciting bandleaders in town. He’s also a natural entertainer who has led concerts ranging from Rubén Blades’s debut with the JLCO to a New Year’s Eve bash at Dizzy’s Club.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway
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