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Jazz great T.S. Monk to perform at the Clarion on Nov. 19

Jazz great T.S. Monk to perform at the Clarion on Nov. 19

Fri Nov 5, 2021

T.S. Monk

Legendary drummer and bandleader Thelonious Sphere “T.S.” Monk is coming to The Clarion at Brazosport College for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.

Son of the jazz icon Thelonious Monk, T.S. Monk has established himself as one of the leading forces in jazz composition, performance and education. T.S.’s jazz sextet has received raves since they first started performing in 1992.

T.S. has earned the New York Jazz Awards “Recording of the Year” and “Downbeat’s” prestigious Reader’s Poll Award for “Monk on Monk,” his 80th anniversary birthday tribute to his father, which featured Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, Nnenna Freelon and Howard Johnson, among others. Critics and the public have lauded T.S. as his father’s true musical heir, as a bandleader and performer.

T.S. also sponsors music education for students in the form of full scholarships to funding and supplies through his Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students and children.  

T.S. Monk continues a busy 2021-22 season for The Clarion at Brazosport College. Upcoming performances include Tracy Byrd on Dec. 10, Paul Shaffer with the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra on Jan. 29, 2022, Darryl Worley on March 25, 2022 and Gina Chavez on April 8, 2022.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at www.brazosport.edu/clarion.