Saturday, October 15th 2016
Eli Yamin Jazz Quartet

Thelonious Monk 99th Birthday Celebration
Eli Yamin, piano
Chris Byars, saxophones
Ari Roland, bass
LaFrae Sci, drums

Thelonious Monk would have turned 99 on October 10, 2016. Widely recognized as a leading composer of jazz, Thelonious Monk’s compositions always sound new, fresh and modern. Musicians of all backgrounds across the globe are constantly drawn towards Monk’s uncanny blend of humor, sophistication, simplicity, surprise, memorable melody, rich harmony and driving swing.

Writer/poet/activist Amiri Baraka once said of Eli Yamin’s performance of Monk, “This man has met Thelonious Monk!” Long a mainstay of Yamin’s repertoire, the concert on October 15th gives Yamin the opportunity to explore a wide range of Monk’s composition with a stellar lineup. Well known Monk classics like “Round Midnight” and “Well You Needn’t” will be performed alongside lesser known gems like “Pannonica” and “Let’s Cool One.”

The band features some of the leading soloists in jazz all of whom tour around the world extensively on behalf of the U.S. Department of State cultural diplomacy efforts.

The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Avenue.
Stony Brook
United States
Admission: $20.00.
Box office: (631) 751-1895.
Venue phone: (631) 751-1895.
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Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - Sunday, November 20th 2016 :: 7:00pm.
Eli Yamin Jazz Quartet

Russia Tour 2016 includes EY Quartet performance at Euro-Asian Jazz Festival at Orenburg Philharmonic on November 5 and Euro-Asian Premiere of Message From Saturn, a space odyssey about the healing power of the blues inspired by Sun Ra and Mary Lou Williams in Yekaterinburg on November 19.

The Urals
Russian Federation

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