[members-announce] 1st Place Williams Kicks Off Monk Series Dec 5.
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Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz
The Top Three Award Winning Bassists
Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz will feature the top three finalists
of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Each
year, more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes are awarded to talented
young musicians and composers. The competition also focuses on a different
instrument every year. This year's focus will be the bass and one of the
three finalists will be featured at each of the events scheduled throughout
$25 ticket per concert (students, seniors $15).
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Ben Williams - 1st Place Winner
Sat., Dec. 5 @ 7PM
Benjamin James Williams is a native of Washington, DC. He also performs on
electric bass and piano as well. His musical influence is rooted in various
genres of music including jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and classical. Ben is
a recent graduate of the Michigan State University School of Music where he
majored in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz. Ben has shared the
stage with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut,
Ron Blake, Stefon Harris, Karreim Riggins, Hamiett Bluiette, James Williams,
Bobby Watson and Wycliffe Gordon to name a few. Joining Ben will be
saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, guitarist Matt Stevens, pianist Aaron Goldberg and
drummer Obed Calvaire.
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interview with Ben Williams.
Matt Brewer - Second Runner-Up
Sat., Dec. 12 @ 7PM
Matt Brewer has been gigging professionally since the age of 12, beginning
in his native Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the age of 18, Matt was selected
as one of two bassists in the inaugural class of the Juilliard Jazz Program.
At the age of 19, he began a five year musical/touring relationship with
Greg Osby, with whom he recorded a Blue Note Record entitled Channel Three
(trio with Jeff "Tain" Watts). Since then he has toured and/or recorded with
such artists as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Greg Osby, Lee Konitz, Jeff "Tain" Watts,
Adam Rogers, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, and many others. He currently
resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Joining Matt will be pianist Aaron Parks,
drummer Tommy Crane, guitarists Ila Cantor and Steve Cardenas.
Joe Sanders - Runner-Up
Sat., Dec. 19 @ 7PM
Joseph Sanders was raised with the sound of the Church, and he showed
interest in the bass at an early age. Upon receiving a scholarship for
inner-city youth, he studied with Catherine McGinn, an accomplished bassist
in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He moved to New York and emerged
himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene, sharing the bandstand with a wide
range of musicians. Currently, Sanders plays and records with many
up-and-coming jazz musicians. In his words: "I'm lucky enough to have found
my calling. I hope to be able to touch people and make a difference in their
life through the magic of music." Joe will be bringing his band, Joe
Sanders' Infinity which includes saxophonist Logan Richardson, pianist Dan
Nimmer and drummer Justin Brown.
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