Jump Monk: The Music of Monk and Mingus

at St Mary's Church, Aylesbury
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Tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk.

An Evening of great jazz with some of the uk's Leading Jazz Musicians who regularly play @ Ronnie Scott's

Led by leading UK bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. An outstanding double bass player, Arnie Somogyi is a much sought after musician, composer and bandleader. His 'Jump Monk' project is dedicated to performing the music of two of the greatest jazz composers and musicians, pianist Thelonious Monk and bass player Charles Mingus. Named after Mingus's musical tribute to Monk, 'Jump Monk', the Quintet captures the freedom of interpretation and drive that characterises the music of two of the most important and colourful figures in jazz.

This stellar line-up includes some of the leading figures in British jazz today.

Expect passion and fireworks from the front line, pushed on by one of the best rhythm sections around.

Arnie Somogyi - bass
Alan Barns- alto saxophone's
Jeremy Price - trombone
Mark Edwards - piano
Matt Holmes - drums

Featuring

Jump Monk Quintet

Jump Monk Quintet appearing at this event

Led by Arnie Somogyi, the “Jump Monk” project is dedicated to performing the music of two of the greatest jazz composers and musicians: pianist Thelonious Monk and bass player Charles Mingus. Named after Mingus’s musical tribute to Monk, “Jump Monk”, this stellar quintet captures the freedom of interpretation and drive that characterises the music of two of the most important and colourful figures in jazz. Expect passion and fireworks from the front line, pushed on by one of the best rhythm sections around.

See Jump Monk Quintet tour dates

Arnie Somogyi

Arnie Somogyi appearing at this event

Arnie began playing double bass at the age of 19 and has been on the British jazz scene ever since. Expect a blend of British and Hungarian jazz.

See Arnie Somogyi tour dates

St Mary's Church

  • St Mary's Square
  • Aylesbury
  • HP20 2JJ