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Monk's Mood: The Life of Monk

Week Three: Monk as an Integrative and Innovative Pianist

Can’t commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply).

Monk in the continuum of great jazz pianists, from early jazz through bebop, namely: Jelly Roll Morton; Earl Hines; the stride piano masters—Willie “the Lion” Smith, James P. Johnson, and Fats Waller; Teddy Wilson; Art Tatum; Duke Ellington; Nat “King” Cole; and Bud Powell. We’ll pursue how Monk elaborated on the legacy of the pre-bop greats, and how he carved his own distinctive path in the pantheon as both a piano stylist and composer.


See the full course series here: https://academy.jazz.org/swing-university-spring-2018

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Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th floor

Broadway and 60th Street


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$35 per person