Drummer, bandleader, composer, and vocalist T.S. Monk was drawn to the drums before the age of ten and studied with Max Roach. Eventually, the young Monk joined his father's trio and toured with his dad until the elder Monk's retirement in 1975. Following his father's retirement, Monk formed his own band with his sister Barbara, where he played drums, arranged, and sang. T. S. received the New York Jazz Awards First Annual Recording of the Year" and Downbeat's prestigious 63rd Reader's Poll Award for Monk On Monk, the 80th Anniversary Birthday Tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk" featuring twenty guest artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, Nnenna Freelon, and Howard Johnson, among others.
With locations in Brooklyn and Queens, the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music is one of the oldest and largest non-profit community schools of the arts in the nation. The Conservatory provides music instruction for everyone, from the 18-month-old child to the 90-year-old senior and is dedicated to remaining affordable and accessible to the diverse communities it serves. For a concert season calendar and free brochure about programs and lessons, please call 718-622-3300 or visit our website at www.bqcm.org.
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