Collin Shook Quintet: 35th Birthday Show - Live at Monks

Fri, Feb 23

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Collin Shook Quintet: 35th Birthday Show! Pete Rodriguez - Trumpet Paulo Santos - Saxophone Collin Shook - Piano Ryan Hagler - Double Bass Daniel Dufour - Drums Collin Shook, native to Dallas, Texas, is a jazz pianist, composer, and founder of Monks Jazz. During high school, he studied instruments from all around the bandstand, moved to Austin in 2007, performed and recorded in Tucson from 2009 to 2013, and finally returned to Austin in 2014. In September 2016, Collin collaborated with the...

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Dave Scher Trio - Live at Monks

Sun, Feb 25

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Dave Scher Trio! Dave Scher - Guitar Jonas Saks - Bass Tom Brechtlein - Drums Austin’s own Dave Scher is a current staple in the Texas live music scene. While working as a sideman for various independent artists and many different cover/function bands, Dave also juggles maintaining a solo career as a songwriting guitar-slinger, leading his own band.  Dave is involved every waking day in the performance of his own or someone else’s music. He has released 2 full length albums of his own...

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Sarah Sharp Quintet - Live at Monks

Wed, Feb 28

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Sarah Sharp Quintet! Sarah Sharp - Vocals Mitch Watkins - Guitar Oliver Steck - Piano/Accordian John Fremgen - Bass Masumi Jones - Drums Enthusiastic accolades have followed Sarah through her career including multiple awards for her singing and songwriting. The self-produced album “Phoebe’s Dream,” with then-band Jitterbug Vipers, earned Sharp Top 5 placements in Austin Music Awards categories for Best Female Vocalist, Producer, Songwriter, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Band of the Year, and Best Jazz Band. Sarah also was a (two times,...

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The Comedy Mothership Door Crew

Wed, Feb 28

The Comedy Mothership door crew has gotten loose! This exclusive show will give you the opportunity to watch the hilarious door staff for The Comedy Mothership do what they do best, make people laugh! BYOB,complimentary drinks and fun is all apart of this experience. Every Wednesday we will have a different bunch from the crew working out new material and polishing old jokes right in front of you until they get famous or have to go back to work !!! This show is catered to comedy fans, so come discover your...

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Michael Malone Quintet

Fri, Mar 01

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Michael Malone Quintet! Livestream Tickets to be released soon. Michael Malone - Saxophone/Ewi Dayne Reliford - Piano/Keys Brian Pardo - Guitar James Suter - Bass Tom Brechtlein - Drums Michael Malone, a Cleveland, Ohio native, is a world-renowned saxophonist and composer. Michael's resume includes a five-year stint touring with legendary jazz organist Jimmy Smith, as well as dates with Cindy Blackmon, guitarist Mark Whitfield, and steel drummer Othello Molineaux. In addition to touring Europe and Asia with his own group Just Released, Michael was also a...

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Atlas Maior - Live at Monks

Sat, Mar 02

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Atlas Maior! Joshua Thomson - Alto Saxophone Joshua Peters - Oud Josh Flowers - Upright Bass  Gray Parsons - Drums  Atlas Maior creates original music that combines elements of Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and Indian music traditions. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Josh Peters (oud, lavta), create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. The group writes original melodies exploring maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions found in American jazz. Atlas...

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Sued/Nandayapa/Bergmann/Saunders - Live at Monks

Sun, Mar 03

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Sued/Nandayapa/Bergmann/Saunders! Natalio Sued - Saxophone Bruce Saunders - Guitar Andrew Bergmann - Double Bass Gustavo Nandayapa - Drums Sued Nandayapa Bergmann Saunders play original music and interact fearlessly. They like to make things up. Each member brings considerable experience as an improviser, a composer, a producer, and a traveler. The group first played together during the summer of 2018 in a series of concerts across Texas. Their new album will be released this October on the record label Ropeadope Sur and celebrated with a series...

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AJS Presents: B-Side Quartet - Midweek at Monks

Wed, Mar 06

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the B-Side Quartet! Andre Hayward - Trombone Bruce Saunders - Guitar Terry Bowness - Piano Kevin Witt - Drums Formed by Austin drummer, Kevin Witt, B-Side performs a mix of deep cuts from the hard bop jazz era including, Coltrane, Monk, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter, and unique arrangements from a wide selection of genres and influences such as Stevie Wonder, Gil Scot Heron, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Radiohead and more. This group has been performing together for over fifteen years. A Texas native, Kevin Witt...

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Gil Del Bosque - Micron Quartet

Thu, Mar 07

Gil Del Bosque - Saxophone, Wind Synth Matt Berger - Guitar Nick Davis - Bass Aaron Parks - Drums Gil Del Bosque is originally from Brownsville, Texas. He picked up the saxophone in beginner band at the age of 12 and after high school, relocated in 1996 to study classical saxophone with Don Lefevre at West Texas A&M . Gil then continued studying at the University of North Texas, where he studied classical and jazz saxophone with Andrew Dahlke, Jim Riggs, Tom Luer and Mario Cruz. After graduating from UNT, he began working...

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Bidwell/Clemons/Pankey - Live at Monks

Fri, Mar 08

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Bidwell/Clemons/Pankey! Stephen Bidwell - drums Cat Clemons - guitar, fretless guitar  Sam Pankey - basses Guitarist Cat Clemons, drummer Stephen Bidwell, and bassist Sam Pankey hail from Indiana, Washington, DC, and Memphis respectively. All three have lived in Austin for a decade or longer, and you may recognize them from their day jobs. Cat plays in White Denim and Sir Woman, Stephen drums in Black Pumas and co-leads Hard Proof when not on the road, and Sam plays in Heartless Bastards and seemingly every...

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Class-Action Presents : A Night of Comedy

Sat, Mar 09

Local Comedians Joe McNamara and Matty Stu bring you “A Night of Comedy”, a recurring showcase of Austin’s finest and other touring comedians who have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, JRE, Kill Tony, HBO, Comedy Mothership, etc. —— This show is catered to comedy fans, so come discover your new favorite comedian or have the chance to watch a familiar face in an intimate comedy setting (you never know who might pop-in). Show start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm GET TICKETS AT 9oz cups, ice, wine-keys available on request, and select complimentary beverages will be...

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Jacob Wise Quartet - Live at Monks

Sun, Mar 10

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Jacob Wise Quartet! Jacob Wise - Guitar Juliana Silvereira - Piano James Suter - Bass Mike Gordon - Drums A native of Austin, Texas, Jacob Wise is a jazz guitarist with an open mind. Jacob studied at the University of North Texas, where he received an M.M. in Jazz Studies, and was a member of the renowned One O'Clock Lab Band and a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He’s released 2 CDs of original music: “Paseo”, and “Jacob Wise Trio”, both available on Bandcamp.  Jacob teaches jazz guitar...

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David Mesquitic Trio - Live at Monks

Tue, Mar 19

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the David Mesquitic Trio! David Mesquitic - piano Ryan Hagler - bass Daniel Dufour - drums David Mesquitic is a pianist, composer, and educator committed to the intergenerational transfer of the knowledge, history, and traditions of jazz. Mesquitic currently teaches at the University of Wyoming as Lecturer in Jazz Piano where he also maintains a schedule performing with his trio, adjudicating, and commissioning music throughout the globe. Mesquitic is currently earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas...

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AJS Presents: Shalane Quintet

Wed, Mar 20

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Shalane Quintet! Shalane - Vocals Joseph Serrato - Saxophone Daniel Raynaud - Keys Jeremy George - Bass Jake Young - Drums Shalane grew up in Bend, Oregon and began her musical journey with childhood performances and a touring youth choir. She received classical training, belted power ballads at talent shows, the National Anthem for games and her high school graduation. After high school, she headed to Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor's in jazz vocal performance in 2010. Post-grad life saw...

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John Koozin - Live at Monks

Thu, Mar 21

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the John Koozin Quartet! John Koozin - Bass Jasper Dutz - Saxophone and Bass Clarinet Brandon Choi - Trumpet and Flugelhorn Chris "Stomp" Garriga - Drums John Koozin is a bassist, educator, and composer residing in New York City. He has performed throughout the US and abroad with a goal to invoke thoughts, ideas, and unity through narrative-based compositions and playing. Koozin grew up in Houston, Texas in a musical family with a creative upbringing. He was fortunate enough to study at the esteemed HSPVA,...

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Class-Action Presents : A Night of Comedy

Sat, Mar 23

Local Comedians Joe McNamara and Matty Stu bring you “A Night of Comedy”, a recurring showcase of Austin’s finest and other touring comedians who have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, JRE, Kill Tony, HBO, Comedy Mothership, etc. —— This show is catered to comedy fans, so come discover your new favorite comedian or have the chance to watch a familiar face in an intimate comedy setting (you never know who might pop-in). Show start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm GET TICKETS AT 9oz cups, ice, wine-keys available on request, and select complimentary beverages will...

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