Sheridan, WYO (October 4, 2017) – American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer in history, following Duke Ellington. Whitney Center for the Arts (WCA) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth with a tributary performance by PUBLIQuartet featuring arrangements and improvisational jazz performances of some of Monk’s seminal works. Tickets for this Friday, October 28 event are $10 for students, $15 for seniors and $21 for adults, and are on sale now at the WYO Theater, and may be available at the door if not sold out.
PUBLIQuartet begins its day at Sheridan College at 1 p.m. with “Mind the Gap,” a free improvisational workshop and composition event focused on exercises in rhythm, harmony, melody, bass and texture. Sheridan College and Sheridan County School District 1, 2 and 3 music students are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate, and the public is invited to observe.
PUBLIQuartet is the Quartet-in-Residence this season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and recently won the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz and world chamber music. Called “independent-minded” by the New York Times, the PUBLIQuartet is a must-see for jazz fans.