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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra “Smalltet” Plays Monk and Miles – Livestream Event
Saxophonist Michael Brockman, co-artistic director of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, leads a small ensemble (the SRJO “Smalltet”) of all-stars drawn from the larger SRJO in a live-streamed concert from the Kirkland Performance Center on Thursday, July 30th at 8:00 PM. Jazz fans can listen and view the SRJO concert as it takes place, by visiting https://www.kpcenter.org. The performance is a tribute to Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, two jazz titans who collaborated often and helped pioneer the Bebop jazz style. This performance is presented as part of the “KPC at Home” series, being held throughout the summer months during the COVID-19 lockdown. Featured in this concert will be compositions by the great Thelonious Monk, including his famous pieces, “Misterioso,” “I Mean You,” and “Bye-Ya” plus two Monk compositions that were featured on the album Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, “Round Midnight” and “Bemsha Swing.” Band members include SRJO’s regular drummer, D’Vonne Lewis, and SRJO saxophonist Alex Dugdale, plus two other Seattle superstars that have recently performed in the SRJO: pianist John Hansen and bassist Michael Glynn.