Peggy Stern: The String/Flute Project

Peggy Stern: The String/Flute Project

Tue, Jun 18

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Peggy Stern: The String/Flute Project! Peggy Stern - Piano Alex Coke - Flute Javier Chaparro - Violin Jennifer Martens - Viola Danny Levin - Cello James Suter - Bass Michael Longoria - Percussion This June 18th Peggy Stern (pianist, composer) will be presenting The String/Flute project, a chamber music setting of Peggy’s original compositions. “I have enjoyed working on this project for quite awhile, writing several new tunes for the occasion, and fleshing out some older ones. It has been a joy to give each member of the group a specific role to play in the harmonic and melodic trajectory of each piece. Of course, this being jazz music (with a gentle classical bent),  the evening will include plenty of improvisation. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Progger

Progger

Wed, Jun 19

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Progger! Brian Donohoe - Saxophone, Keyboards Matt Muehling - Guitar Matt Weatherly - Bass Daniel Watson - Drums What began as a jam session at a rehearsal space in Austin has become an international collection of gifted musicians whose captivating live performances and studio releases have garnered acclaim from fans and publications around the world. Progger is held together by a passion for music that balances sophisticated harmony and melody with visceral beats and riffs. Through four critically-acclaimed releases and live tours supporting acts like Parliament/Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy, and the Funky Knuckles, Progger has developed an international following of devoted fans. Despite the inevitable cancellations caused by the world-changing Covid-19 pandemic, Progger’s constituent members began working with a staggering variety of prominent artists across numerous genres. The likes of Bruno Mars, Jon Batiste, Janelle Monáe, the Black Pumas, Kool and the Gang, and the Kill Tony Show have been keeping various Progger people quite busy. Nonetheless, the band will be rehearsing and performing its piles of new music throughout late 2024 in eager anticipation of producing its fifth album. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Mockjaw

Mockjaw

Thu, Jun 20

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Mockjaw! Sloan Hill - Guitar/Vocals Keith Galloway - Keys Tanner Hoyt - Bass Zach Kursman - Drums Formed in the vibrant music scene of Austin, Texas, Mockjaw is led by a group of musicians who’s connections were forged in the halls of the Butler School of Music, and the many live music bars across the city. Since their inception last year, the band has gained recognition for their approach to jazz fusion. They were honored with a nomination for Best Jazz Artist at the Austin Music Awards, solidifying their status as one of the most promising upcoming acts in the genre. While generally incorporating many different musical influences on stage for the Austin nightlife, the group is excited to have the opportunity to display their dedication to jazz as an art form on the Monks stage. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Dayne Reliford Quartet

Dayne Reliford Quartet

Fri, Jun 21

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Dayne Reliford Quartet! Dayne Reliford - Piano Paulo Santos - Saxophone Sam Pankay - Bass Joshua Berry - Drums Dayne Reliford is a pianist, arranger, and composer from Houston, Texas. His musical journey started at the age of 4 when his grandparents enrolled him in lessons after watching him gravitate to their upright piano as a toddler. In December of 2020, Dayne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Now, he serves as a freelance musician in Austin and has shared the stage with artists such as Brannen Temple, Robin Mckelle, Delfayo Marsalis, Andre Hayward, Michael Malone, Hannibal Lokumbe, and others. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Jessica Healey Quintet

Jessica Healey Quintet

Sat, Jun 22

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Jessica Healey Quintet! Jessica Healey - Vocals Tommy Howard - Guitar Cameron Riggs - Piano Miles Wick - Bass Patrick McNalley - Drums Jessica Healey is a singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist in Austin, Texas. Brought up in Fort Worth, Jess moved to San Marcos where she earned her B.F.A in Acting from Texas State University. Post-graduation, she relocated to ATX and was warmly embraced by the vibrant live music scene. Jessica has been a featured artist in the SoFar Sounds ATX Concert Series (2024), the Austin Music Love House Concert Series (2024), and the ATX Songwriters Collective Showcase (2023 and 2024). While her solo acoustic act is comprised of top 40, pop, soul, indie-folk, Americana, country, jazz, and originals, she also performs as a vocalist for the blues band “King Daddy and the Flat 5” as well as “Jess + Paul," her jazz-acoustic ensemble which performed an official showcase at SXSW 2024. You can hear her two released singles “strange” and “at the time” wherever you stream music, or catch her playing live.  Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 8:45pm, Show at 9pm 

Wayside Bluegrass feat. Alex Rueb

Wayside Bluegrass feat. Alex Rueb

Sun, Jun 23

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Wayside Bluegrass feat. Alex Rueb! Jon Lundbom - Banjo Chris Melas - Guitar and Vocals Bo Seamon - Mandolin and Vocals Everett Wren - Fiddle and Vocals Kyle Kline - Bass with Alex Rueb - Mandolin and Vocals Wayside Bluegrass hails from here in Austin, developing out of several years' worth of residencies at classic Texas venues. WB plays capital-B Bluegrass in the 1950's Bill Monroe and Texas fiddle traditions augmented with contemporary, jammier classics and original music from members Bo Tyler and Chris Melas. World-class Bluegrass galore, right here in Central Texas. www.WaysideBluegrass.com Multi-instrumentalist Alex Rueb has been captivating audiences with his picking and vocal harmonies in Austin and beyond since 2002. As a member of The Lost Pines and formerly of the Grassy Knoll Boys, Alex has graced numerous stages and festivals across the country including performances at the Old Settler’s Music Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Grey Fox Festival, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, and many more. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Juan San Miguel Quintet

Juan San Miguel Quintet

Tue, Jun 25

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Juan San Miguel Quintet! Juan San Miguel - Alto Saxophone Alejandro San Miguel - Tenor Saxophone Finn Dickens - Piano  Aiden Berg - Bass  Joshua Berry - Drums  Juan San Miguel is a Multi-Instrumentalist from San Antonio, Texas, and is currently a senior Jazz performance major at The University of Texas at Austin. Juan has been playing music since the age of 6, beginning on piano before picking up the saxophone at 11 years old. On top of his studies, Juan has spent the past couple of years regularly performing as both a band leader and sideman in the Austin and San Antonio areas for a variety of events and genres, including Jazz, Pop, Salsa, and Mariachi. Juan has played both nationwide and internationally  Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

AJS Presents: Local Legends - Midweek at Monks 2nd Anniversary Special

AJS Presents: Local Legends - Midweek at Monks 2nd Anniversary Special

Wed, Jun 26

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for AJS Presents: Local Legends - Midweek at Monks 2nd Anniversary Special! Mady Kaye - Vocals Pamela Hart - Vocals Dr. Jim Rose - Trumpet  Scotty McIntosh - Saxophone John Mills - Saxophone Michael Mordecai - Trombone Randy Zimmerman - Trombone Jon Blondell - Trombone, Bass Bruce Saunders - Guitar Mitch Watkins - Guitar Red Young - Piano Hank Hehmsoth - Piano Chris Maresh - Bass Masumi Jones - Drums Steve Summer - Drums Celebrate two years of our Midweek at Monks series with Austin Jazz Society! Featuring 15 local legends, it will be an incredible evening celebrating the Austin jazz community. ——— Make a donation to be recognized: Supporter Level: Donate $50 or more, and we'll mention your name as a Supporter of the "AJS Presents: Midweek @ Monks" series, as part of the mission to creating more sustaining performance opportunities for Austin jazz musicians! Sponsor Level: Donate $100 or more, you’ll be recognized as a Sponsor of the "AJS Presents: Midweek @ Monks" series. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Miles Wick Quartet

Miles Wick Quartet

Thu, Jun 27

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Miles Wick Quartet! Andre Hayward - Trombone Jack Riordan - Guitar Miles Wick - Bass Patrick McNalley - Drums Miles Wick is a bassist and multi-disciplinarian with ties to New York and San Francisco. Equally at home playing straight ahead jazz, free improvisation, or backing up poets and songwriters, Miles has been a sought after addition to many musical situations over his 20 year career. Now living in Austin, he is called on by the area’s finest jazz musicians such as Ephraim Owens, Andre Hayward, Christian Wiggs, Tommy Howard, and Gerry Gibbs. Miles has produced several albums, one poetry book, and is a co-founder of the house concert series in Austin, The House of Bebop. He currently studies North Indian Raga with vocalist Ashwini Deshpande-Gore. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Elias Haslanger Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Elias Haslanger Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Fri, Jun 28

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Elias Haslanger Tribute to Dexter Gordon! Elias Haslanger - Tenor Saxophone Eddy Hobizal - Piano Ryan Hagler - Bass Daniel Dufour - Drums Over the span of his 30-year music career, native Texan and Austin resident Elias Haslanger has carved a unique and distinguished place in jazz history as a saxophonist, composer, and band leader, whose playing and writing has drawn comparisons to John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, and Wayne Shorter. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many world-class artists including Ellis Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Christopher Cross, Charlie Hunter, Asleep at the Wheel, Alejandro Escovedo, Sheryl Crow, Grupo Fantasma, Spoon, The Four Tops, and The Temptations, among many others. Mentored by the legendary saxophonists Harvey Pittel and Dick Oatts, Elias studied saxophone at the University of Texas and then at the Manhattan School of Music. His interest in writing music culminated in a Master’s Degree in Composition at Texas State University in San Marcos. Elias has performed around the United States and Europe at clubs like Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Jazz Alley in Seattle, The Elephant Room in Austin, and The Blue Note in New York. He has also served as a guest artist/lecturer at universities around the nation. Elias has 7 recordings as a leader all of which have been played on radio stations across the world. His 2014 recording LIVE at the Gallery, received 4.5 stars in Downbeat magazine and was listed as one of the best recordings of the year. "Haslanger's freewheeling licks roar with virtuosity and infectious joie de vivre." -Michael Jackson, DownBeat Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 9:45pm, Show at 10pm 

Tito Carillo Quintet

Tito Carillo Quintet

Sat, Jun 29

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Tito Carillo Quintet! Tito Carrillo - Trumpet Paul Deemer - Trombone Chris Villanueva - Piano & Keyboards Juan Acosta - Acoustic and Electric Bass Anthony Pacheco - Drums Tito Carrillo is a trumpeter, composer, and educator whose music blurs the lines between Afro-Caribbean music traditions and modern jazz. Born and raised in Austin to a Puerto Rican father and Mexican-American mother, Carrillo came to prominence in the mid-90’s in Chicago’s rich jazz and Latin music scenes, becoming a top call soloist, bandleader, and freelance trumpet artist.  The Chicago Tribune describes him as having “acquired a reputation as a fluid improviser, doubly blessed with a warm lyric style and technique to burn.”  The artists he has collaborated with are as diverse as his skill set: Chicago heavyweights Willie Pickens, Ryan Cohan, and Geof Bradfield; Chicago Latin groups Chinchano (Juan Pastor) and the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (Victor Garcia); big bands such as the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra (David Baker); salsa legends Andy Montañez, Cheo Feliciano, and Cuban flutist Orlando “Maraca” Valle; jazz greats such as Kurt Elling, Claudio Roditi, Jon Faddis, and Paquito D’Rivera; and pop icons Quincy Jones and Phil Collins.  Carrillo released his debut solo album in 2011, entitled Opening Statement (Origin Records), to rave reviews. His most recent project Urbanessence (Origin Records), was released in October 2022 to much critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top Latin music albums of 2023 by the North American College and Community (NACC) Radio Chart. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 8:45pm, Show at 9pm 

Danielle Reich/Bruce Saunders Quartet

Danielle Reich/Bruce Saunders Quartet

Sun, Jun 30

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Danielle Reich/Bruce Saunders Quartet! Personnel to be released. Depending on the night of the week, you may hear vocalist Danielle Reich performing French chanson, jazz manouche, Great American Songbook standards, New Orleans Trad Jazz, Western Swing, jazz-interpreted pop, or even avant-garde compositions. Danielle got her start with classical voice training, and after completing a music degree in Florida, she began singing professionally in Texas with the Houston Grand Opera chorus. At the same time she began exploring jazz under the tutelage of Houston pianist, composer, and educator Joe Locascio. Danielle has been a featured performer at the Trinity Jazz Festival (Houston), the Manouche N.W. Concert Series (Bellingham, WA), the Austin Jazz Festival, the Houston Fringe Festival, and the Western Swing Hall of Fame (San Marcos). She has released two albums under her own name: “While They Were Dancing” (2015), and “This Year’s Kisses” (2011). Danielle is currently working with guitarist, composer, and educator Bruce Saunders on their first album together. “An impressive new voice on the jazz scene” – Joseph Lang, Jersey Jazz Bruce Saunders is a guitarist, composer and educator currently residing in Austin, TX. After receiving his Masters degree in jazz/classical guitar from the University of North Texas in 1986 he moved to New York City where he was a resident until late 2013. During his tenure in NY he recorded, performed and toured with some of the worlds best jazz musicians. Since moving to Austin he has played with many of the world class jazz musicians in the city and state. Saunders is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas/Austin’s Butler School of Music where he teaches private guitar lessons and a faculty member of Berklee’s Online University (BOL) where he developed and teaches two jazz guitar courses. brucesaunders.com Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm 

Pamela Hart: Tribute to Nancy Wilson

Pamela Hart: Tribute to Nancy Wilson

Wed, Jul 03

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Pamela Hart: Tribute to Nancy Wilson! Pamela Hart - Vocals Andre Hayward - Trombone Dan Redner - piano Chris Jones - Bass Danny Sanchez - Drums Pamela Hart is regarded as one of Austin, Texas’ finest vocalists. She is noted by Austin Women’s Magazine as “Austin’s First Lady of Jazz.” Pamela is keen on keeping jazz vocal music alive. In 1993, Pamela and Kevin Hart founded the Women in Jazz Association, Inc. whose mission is to keep jazz alive.  The organization has been growing ever since providing concerts, vocal workshops, and youth programs geared towards jazz education and performance.  With her performances, the Women in Jazz Association, Inc., vocal performance workshops, and vocal coaching, Pamela is making a difference in the Austin jazz scene. Pamela Hart was inducted in the Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame in 2018. She was awarded Best Jazz Performer in the 2023 Black Music Awards – Houston.  Pamela’s appreciation for the great masters of jazz is apparent in her intonation, grace and style. She performs locally, regionally, and nationally for Concerts, Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Banquets, and Night Clubs. She has also toured and performed in Europe with the James Polk Texas State Jazz Band. She has repeatedly opened shows for, and shared stages with, many popular artists including Miss Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Nat Adderley, Jr., Kirk Whalum, Rachelle Ferrell, Norman Brown, Richard Elliot, and more. Her passion for jazz extends to jazz education programs for youth and young female singers. Pamela’s latest CD album released on May 2021 titled “Happy Talk” is available on various online stores and pamelahart.com Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

Altin Sencalar Quintet feat. Christian Wiggs

Altin Sencalar Quintet feat. Christian Wiggs

Sat, Jul 06

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Altin Sencalar Quintet feat. Christian Wiggs! Christian Wiggs - Vocals Altin Sencalar - Trombone  Andy Langham - Piano James Suter - Bass Daniel Dufour - Drums Hailed by Stereophile Magazine for “sound[ing] like 21st-century grandchildren of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding” (with his co-bandleader Chris Glassman) and praised by the International Trombone Associations Journal for his “virtuosity [and] melodic and harmonic mastery,” Altin Sencalar is in high demand across the country as a performer, educator, and composer. As an active performer, Altin has shared the stage, toured, and/or recorded with DeeDee Bridgewater, Rodney Whitaker, Christian McBride, Michael Bublé, John Lee, The Dizzy All Stars Alumni Big Band, David Sanborn, Dafnis Prieto, Ulysses Owens Jr., The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Velvalletes, Ne-Yo, Big Sean, and many others. Altin exclusively performs on Yamaha Trombones and Euphoniums and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He is also a Posi-Tone Recording Artist, Picket Blackburn Trumpets & Brass Trombone Brand Ambassador, and is a performing artist for Earasers Earplugs & InEarz Audio, Robinson’s Remedies, and AEA Ribbons Microphones & Pre-Amps. Altin is currently based in New York City where he is currently on the music faculty at Iona University in New Rochelle, NY. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 9:45pm, Show at 10pm 

Aubrey Logan Big Band Show - Live Taping

Aubrey Logan Big Band Show - Live Taping

Fri, Sep 13

Aubrey Logan is making her first big band record! Come and be a part of a live filmed concert in preparation for its release! Hosted by Monk’s jazz club and under the direction of renowned  trumpeter and arranger Mike Sailors, this is sure to be an unforgettable event. Aubrey Logan - Vocals and Trombone Ryan Hagler - Bass Daniel Dufour - Drums Jordan Jaques - Trombone Mike Sailors - Trumpet I Santana Rojas - Trumpet II Elias Haslanger - Reed I …and more to be announced! Aubrey Logan, a musical powerhouse hailing from Seattle, WA, embodies enigmatic versatility and true artistry. From her roots in musical theatre to picking up the trombone at 12, she infuses jazz finesse and reflective masterful songwriting into her performances. With a voice that effortlessly reimagines classics and covers, Aubrey has conquered stages worldwide, touring with icons like Dave Koz and Postmodern Jukebox. Her Billboard #1 hits and acclaimed albums showcase her unique sound and captivating presence. A Berklee College of Music alumna, Aubrey's influence stretches from Seattle to Austin nationwide, leaving a lasting impact on audiences and aspiring musicians globally. Her upcoming Big Band album promises to unveil yet another facet of her rarefied yet extraordinary talent, solidifying her status as a trailblazer in the music industry. Get ready to be mesmerized with laughter and tears by Aubrey Logan's unmatched musical presence and unwavering dedication to her craft. aubreylogan.com First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 9:45pm, Show at 10pm