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Monk's Music Trio plus Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff Saturday, April 8th Jazz at Pearl's

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Monk's Music Trio plus Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff

A One-Time-Only Meeting in San Francisco of this famed group devoted to Monk tunes featuring legendary trombonists Roswell Rudd & Max Perkoff.

Monk's Music Trio
featuring very special guests Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff on trombones with Chuck Bernstein, drums, Si Perkoff, piano Sam Bevan, bass

Saturday, April 8, 2006
Jazz at Pearl's
256 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, Calif 94133
www.jazzatpearls.com

Chuck Bernstein formed Monk's Music Trio in August 1999. Initially, two purposes guided the creation of this group: to perform the compositions of Thelonious Monk and to showcase the talents of pianist Si Perkoff, who Bernstein considers the best interpreter of Monk's music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, the trio has released two critically acclaimed CDs, Harmony Of Odd Numbers, and Think Of One.

With the release of their third CD, the trio has expanded to a quintet for the recording Monk's Bones. Bernstein tells the story: “a sound kept coming into my consciousness, almost on a daily basis. It was the sound of two trombones playing Monk's tunes with the trio. It wasn't just any two trombonists--specifically, it was Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff."

In the early 1960s, Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy created the first jazz group (other than Monk's bands) to concentrate on Thelonious Monk compositions. Rudd has become one of the world's leading modern and world music pioneers, performing at jazz festivals worldwide and at leading venues in New York City. Celebrating the release of 'Monk's Bones, this performance with Max Perkoff and The Monk's Music Trio is a very rare opportunity to hear this great innovator in such an ideal setting. About the CD, Roswell says, “Thelonious Monk was quite simply one of the greatest visionaries to ever pass through the planet Earth. During his presence in the human community, he gave us an array of glimpses into the universe of possibility. The musicians on this album are striving to navigate the course set by his sighting, if only to re-explore some of what he discovered. It's a challenging adventure, but we have our hearts, minds, and ears open and no end of passion for this glorious work."

Times:
General Admission Tickets for both shows are available at the door. However in order to avoid lines and to guarantee your seat, advance tickets are highly recommended.

Arriving late or without a ticket, please expect a wait and understand that there will be standing-room-only or no entrance at all until the next show.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. New Show Times starting April 2, 2006: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm every night!

Advance Ticket holders go to Advance Ticket Holder line, register with Maitre D' and enjoy their first beverage at the bar until the booked table is ready.

Shows are 75 - 90 minutes each. Check below for arrival times and ticket options but book your ticket ahead of time. With only 25 tables we sell out nightly.

TICKET TIERS:
General Admission: Sold at the door upon opening ($15 and up for this show). Includes entrance into our club. Does not guarantee a table/seat. Cash only. ATM on premises.
First/Second Show Ticket: Sold in advance online and via phone. Includes reserved seating AND show ticket for our first/second show respectively. 2 beverage minimum. Cash only. ATM on premises.
VIP Ticket: Sold in advance online and via phone. Includes tickets to both shows, front of line access, instant seating, chilled bottle of champagne waiting at your table, reserved VIP table for both shows (stay at your table), meet and greet the artist, CD of act with autograph, credit card tab. 6 VIP tickets per night only.

CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF OUR ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. WE MAY BE ABLE TO STILL FIND A SEAT FOR YOU OVER THE PHONE: 415-291- 8255. ATTENTION: Few VIP tickets per night only (see above).

Upcoming appearances for Monk's Music Trio

Friday, April 7, 2006
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, Calif 94704
www.jazzschool.com

Sunday, April 9, 2006
Throckmorton Theater
142 Throckmorton
Mill Valley Calif 94941
www.142throckmorton.com

Also: Roswell will be giving a class on improvisation at the Jazz School on the afternoon of Sunday, April 9th. We haven't figured the time for that yet.


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