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JALC to Celebrate Thelonious Monk’s Birthday in October

In honor of Thelonious Monk’s birthday on Oct. 10, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City will be celebrating his birthday at the end of October with concerts and events dedicated to the pianist.

The celebrations will commence on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. with a “Jazz Talk: Rhythm-a-ning: Thelonious Monk,” the first of the 2005-2006 season. At the Irene Diamond Education Center, renowned scholar and photographer Robin D. G. Kelley and pianist Eric Reed will explore Monk’s influence on music. Tickets for this event are $10.

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