Jump Monk + Support Band

This is the Birmingham Jazz contribution to the Monkathon, organised by the Birmingham Conservatoire, the bi-ennial celebration of all that is Thelonious Monk.  The gig will is a double header: Misterioso a student Band for the first set then the Jump Monk for the second set.  Not to be missed.

Jump Monk ,led by lead tutor Arnie Somogyi, presents a welcome return from their storming performance in our Legends Festival in 2015, and is their hard-grooving tribute to Thelonious Monk. Led by Bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in Jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk
'Jump Monk' is a Charles Mingus tune celebrating Thelonious Monk, as this band sets out to do. This stellar line-up includes Birmingham Jazz favourites, Andy Panayi and Andrew Bain. They will be presenting their Monk repertoire - expect passion and fireworks from the front line, pushed on by one of the best rhythm sections you can find today.  Misteririoso is the title of a Monk tune and album celebrating his notorious reputation as an enigma and a challenge. This gig continues that tradition.

Line up:

Jump Monk: Arnie Somogyi – Bass; Andy Panayi – Sax; Jeremy Price – Trombone; Mark Edwards – Piano and Andrew Bain – Drums.

Misterioso: Marco Marini - Drums; Josh Taylor - Bass; Nick Adams - Piano; Marco Carboni - Guitar; Olly Stanton - Tenor Sax; Lewis Sallows Alto Sax

£12.50/£10 Members/Students £5

Student Band Line Up; TBC