The Harlem School of the Arts will hold a master class with TS Monk
The Harlem School of the Arts will host Adegoke Steve Colson, Grammy nominee and composer/pianist, recipient of the 2021 South Arts Jazz Road Creative Residencies Fellowship, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. With funding made possible by this grant, Mr. Colson will lead Afternoon Jazz @ HSA, a series of masterclasses that engage students from HSA’s interdisciplinary program and feature some of jazz’s most respected and prolific artists.
The Afternoon Jazz at HSA series kicks off Saturday, February 5 in honor of Black History Month with TS Monk, son of groundbreaking jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. TS, who played in his father’s band, is a decorated drummer, bandleader in his own right, and founder of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP required. It will take place on Saturday February 5 at 3:00 p.m. RSVP here.
On March 19, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Marlene Rice String Three-Tet, led by innovative musical artist, violinist, singer, arranger, composer Marlene Rice, and featuring the indefinable cellist Nioka Workman, will hold court. In tribute to Jazz Appreciation Month, Adegoke Steve Colson will take center stage on April 30 with a quintet consisting of acclaimed singer/songwriter Iqua Colson, renowned drummer Pheeroan akLaff, fiery saxophonist TK Blue who served as musical by Randy Weston and innovative bassist Luke Stewart. , who was named one of the 25 most influential jazz artists of his generation by Downbeat Magazine. These events will all be open to students, families and the community.
Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event. Learn more about health and safety at HSA by clicking here.