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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Monk ‘n Bud

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
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“Sometimes it’s to your advantage for people to think you’re crazy.” – Thelonious Monk
“Thelonious Monk went over to Bird and Bud Powell and said, ‘I told you guys to act crazy, but I didn’t tell you to fall in love with the act. You’re really crazy now.” – Charles Mingus
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, JAZZmeetsPOETRY presents a theatrical play reading of Monk ‘n Bud for this April show. On a hot summer evening in 1951 Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) and Bud Powell (1924-1966), two jazz musicians, were arrested on a street corner near what would become Lincoln Center. The play is a fictionalized accounting of the incident by award-winning playwright Laurence Holder.
Get ready to enter a world of jazz in tribute to a pair of geniuses – and rebels… Featuring a live band, Valley actors and poets. Directed by Mike Traylor.

In its second season JAZZmeetsPOETRY – co-produced by Marche-Pfister Productions and The Nash – provides a platform for poets and jazz musicians to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating.

Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID); At door: $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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