January 29, 2008
Carol Schmidt and Friends Present "A Tribute to Thelonious Monk" In Honor of Black History Month
Carol Schmidt and Friends Present “A Tribute to Thelonious Monk” in
honor of Black History Month. Schmidt's musical transcriptions of Thelonious Monk's music will be performed, in addition to an original composition "Joie de Vivre," that was written as a homage to Monk. The concert’s performers include Carol Schmidt, piano; Paul DeMarinis, saxophones; Henry Claude, vibraphone and percussion; Ric Vice, bass and Kyle Honeycutt, drums.
Henry Claude, Webster University faculty, performer and founder of the well known 'Nuclear Percussion Ensemble' will be joining on vibraphone for "I Mean You" and "Null."
Other pieces include a duet with Carol Schmidt and Paul DeMarinis on the rarely performed, "Four in One," recorded on the 2004 Webster University Jazz Faculty CD, and "In Walked Bud," "Round Midnight." "I want to show Monk's innovative and progressive musical brilliance in his compositions and honor him as a legendary, prolific African-American jazz composer and performer," says Schmidt. "But I also hope to show other aspects of Monk as well–his unique personality, his incredible sense of humor–all expressed in a musical groove that swings divinely."
Monday, February 11, 2008, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128