Dizzy's Club

Monk: High Priest of BeBop

Helen Sung Quartet with special guest Dr. Eddie Henderson

The spirit of Thelonious Monk fills the House of Swing this weekend, as all three Jazz at Lincoln Center venues celebrate the 2018 Monk Festival. Pianist and composer Helen Sung leads the Dizzy’s Club shows, and she has crafted an extraordinary series that celebrates Monk in song, dance, and as a singular jazz icon, with a different band and unique theme for each evening. “The genius of modern music,” Thelonious Monk was an enormous influence on Sung and her musical evolution from classical to jazz piano. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, and was commissioned by North Coast Brewing Company to write the theme song for their Brother Thelonious ale.
For the final night of the Monk Festival, Sung takes inspiration from the 1952 album Bird and Diz, which was one of Monk’s few sideman appearances. The band is a classic bebop jazz format, featuring saxophonist John Ellis, bassist George DeLancey, drummer Donald Edwards, and special guest trumpeter Dr. Eddie Henderson. They’ll be performing a combination of Monk originals and selections from the jazz repertory that Monk covered and recorded.

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Dizzy's Club
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor


Set Times*

7:30 & 9:30pm nightly

Late Night Session Tues-Sat

Doors Open at 11:15pm

*unless otherwise noted


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In person after 6pm

daily at the club

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