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T.S. Monk: Leading Jazz With A Mission

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 4:00pm

T.S. Monk is wearing "three hats". Well-known for launching his career in R&B with hits from albums including House of Music and More of the Good Life, the drummer, bandleader, composer and vocalist grew up immersed in Jazz as the son of the legendary pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk. The recipient of the New York Jazz Awards First Annual "Recording of the Year" award and DownBeat Magazine's 63rd Annual Album of the Year Reader’s Choice Award for his collaborative tribute album entitled "Monk on Monk"; T.S. has recorded several straight-ahead jazz albums and continues to lead the T.S. Monk Sextet. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Founder of The Thelonious Monk Institute, an organization that honors his father's legacy and supports jazz education, T.S. is passionate about the role he plays as a spokesperson for the American classical art form.

Catch Colors of Jazz when Host Bonnie Johnson continues the Fall Membership Drive with a Jazz-A-Thon that highlights T.S Monk and other artist’s voices including bassist/poet Larry Roland, pianist/vocalist Paul Broadnax and pianist/musicologist/educator Dr. Lewis Porter. Tune in at 4pm.

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Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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