Jimmy Owens Tribute to Thelonious Monk


Sunday, April 13, 2014
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm


NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens is one of the few trumpeters of his generation who played as a sideman with such extraordinary Jazz leaders as Lionel Hampton, Hank Crawford, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, among others.  He was a sideman in some of the most exciting bands in the history of Jazz.  As a result, his anecdotes are priceless: playing with Cootie Williams, Sweets Edison, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie in an historic concert at Yale where Eubie Blake and Paul Robeson were in the audience; sitting in with Miles Davis at the age of fifteen, and many others.  Throughout his long career, Jimmy has consistently emphasized in both his performances and recordings a deep understanding of the blues as well as beautiful and articulate emotional projection on ballads.  A recent recording, The Monk Project, gave Jimmy the chance to honor a musician he considers “one of the world’s premier jazz artists and composers.  Many of his compositions provide even the best jazz artists with musical challenges, such as the opportunity to maneuver through difficult chord changes and execute melodies.  I chose compositions that people may have heard before: however, when I play these pieces I want to give them a different feeling than how they have been performed in the past.”  Join Jimmy Owens for a Tribute to Thelonious Monk at PJS.

Opening Set with Mary Lane Cobb “Tribute to Aaron Bell”

PJS Jazz Society presents the best in jazz every Second Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, September through April.  Opening set from 5:15-6:00 pm.  Two Headliner sets from 6:30-9:00 pm.  Concerts are held in a cabaret setting.  Additional parking available at the Holmes School (next to the First Presbyterian Church on Columbus Avenue).

This performance is made possible, in part, by the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester.  Arts Alive Project Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by ArtsWestchester.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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First Presbyterian Church
199 N Columbus Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10553
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Times: 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$22 - General Admission

Presenter: PJS Jazz Society, Inc.
Presenter Phone: 914-667-0823
Presenter Website: pjsjazz.org

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