Jazz@First: Melodious Monk, featuring Kim Pensyl
Date: November 19, 2017
Location: First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)
People tend to remember pianist Thelonious Monk as the eccentric “high priest of bebop” featured on the cover of Time Magazine in the ‘50s. But his mark as a composer is indelible, and his strong melodies are constantly re-interpreted in every generation and in many styles. Kim Pensyl brings his lovely, poignant flugelhorn sound to Monk’s music in this wonderful acoustic setting.
Jazz@First Series Sponsor: Al Harris
CCJO Presents: A Big Phat Concert: Studio & Jazz Legend, Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron
Date: November 3, 2017
Location: The Redmoor (3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208)
ONE NIGHT ONLY! The CCJO welcomed to Cincinnati one of the most sought-after musicians in the world: trumpeter Wayne Bergeron. Whether it was as lead trumpeter for Maynard Ferguson or on over 350 TV and motion picture soundtracks, Wayne’s music can be heard around the world. In the studio, Wayne has recorded with artists as diverse as Green Day, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall and Earth Wind and Fire. You can hear his trumpet playing on soundtracks including La La Land, Moana, Frozen and Despicable Me, as well as at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, American Idol and the Grammy Awards.
Concert Sponsor: Tom Boecher