An iconic jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk was known for his unique improvisational style. He made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, and 35 years after his passing, he still has a strong and loyal worldwide following. Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, actively touring worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and in various configurations. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.
Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Ted has 15 CDs to his name, including “Images of Monk”, which provides the foundation for our 100th birthday tribute. In his debut performance for Berkshires Jazz, he appears with his quintet.
Ted has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. He has also appeared on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio.
This is a speical one-time event, early ticket purchase is advised. $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the concert.