|address ||130 N. Tryon St.|
|phone ||(704) 372-1000|
|parking ||Various parking garages in the neighborhood|
NC Jazz Legends Part 1: Thelonious Monk
In anticipation of a weekend of music, guest musician Ernest Turner becomes guest speaker to discuss with us the life and music of Thelonious Monk. Turner has spent several years performing Monk’s music, including the celebration of his 100th birthday in his hometown of Rocky Mount. At this pre-concert session, Turner shares what this unique musician means to the jazz community as we recognize Thelonious Monk’s 102nd birthday.
You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy this discussion over your lunch time.
This informative session is the first of a three-part “NC Jazz Legends” series funded by the generous support of the North Carolina Arts Council. Driven initially by The State of North Carolina’s proclamation of 2019 the Year of Music, this jazz series is part of an initiative called Come Hear NC. Come Hear NC is designed to celebrate North Carolinians groundbreaking contributions to music.
North Carolina native Thelonious Monk put our region on the map, being recognized in the North Carolina Hall of Fame as a creator of modern jazz and bebop. Monk is the second most recorded jazz artist right after Duke Ellington, with famous songs like “Well, you Needn’t” “Blue Monk”, and “Round Midnight”. Recognized musically for his blues compositions, Monk couldn’t be missed in person with his notorious sunglasses and a tendency to take a break playing piano to get up and dance.
Ernest Turner, an award-winning pianist and composer from North Carolina who has recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music, including Delfeayo Marsalis, John Legend, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. While most of his formal training occurred in New Orleans, Turner brings his high-octane style back to his home community. His debut studio album, My Americana (2019) demonstrates the energy and thoughtfulness that make Turner the perfect performer to bring Thelonious Monk’s music to life at the JAZZ ROOM.
Event Info: (704) 334-3900
Ages: All ages.
Event Website: https://www.thejazzarts.org/event/nc-jazz-legends-part-1-thelonious-monk/
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• Fri 10/18/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mike Masse in Concert in Charlotte: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock
Don't miss this amazing show of Mike performing some of the best classic rock songs of all time acoustically: the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, U2, and many more.
Join Mike Masse for this intimate evening of acoustic music. Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact. His YouTube video views are in the MILLIONS. Legends of rock have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works. Toto cites Mike's cover of 'Africa' as their favorite.
This is an opportunity for friends and families to bond over timeless music. Whether you like to sing along or relax and enjoy, this show is for you. From the 60's to the 90's, there will be something in the concert from each era.
"Toto's favorite cover of 'Africa'" - Yahoo! Music
"Terrific!" – Dennis DeYoung (Styx)
"Love this cover!" – Sarah McLachlan
"Thank you very much! Beautiful. Great job!" - Geddy Lee (Rush)
General Admission - ADVANCED: USD 30.0,
General Admission - AT THE DOOR: USD 35.0
Artist: Mike Masse
Event Info: (704) 372-1000
Price: $30 advance; $35 day of show
Event Website: go.evvnt.com/502768-4?pid=7151
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• Sat 1/25/20 at 7:30pm-10pm