Celebrating Thelonious Monk’s 100th Birthday
Through A Latin Jazz Lens
Brian Lynch- trumpet
Zaccai Curtis – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
Robby Ameen – drums
Little Johnny Rivero – percussion
The Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street (between Park and Lex), NYC
Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 PM
Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and his Spheres Of Influence group puts an Afro-Caribbean slant on Thelonious Monk’s music for The Jazz Standard’s “Brilliant Corners” celebration of Monk’s 100th birthday.
When the 2017 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards were announced on May 17, Brian Lynch and his Hollistic MusicWorks label emerged as double winners: Lynch for Trumpeter Of The Year, and his latest recording, the GRAMMY© Award–nominated Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Interpretation On The Music Of Woody Shaw, as Record Of The Year. As a jazz trumpet star, Lynch’s 35–year career encompasses long tenures with the Horace Silver Quintet and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and epic collaborations with alto sax legend Phil Woods and Latin Jazz icon Eddie Palmieri, in whose company Lynch won a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for 2006’s Simpático. Lynch’s fiery Spheres Of Influence group combines his mastery of both “straight ahead” and Afro-Caribbean Jazz with a original compositional voice blending both idioms. As part of The Jazz Standard’s “Brilliant Corners” series, you can expect Brian Lynch and the Spheres Of Influence quintet to put a distinctive Latin spin on the music of Thelonious Monk – for one night only, and only at Jazz Standard!