The KUVO Studio Club presents a LIVE broadcast with the Monty Alexander Trio, at KUVO’s Bonfils – Stanton Performance Studio on Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.
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Monty’s latest release “Love Notes” features Monty on vocals as well as piano. The other members of the trio are bassist Luke Sellick and drummer Jason Brown.
Alexander says this vocal project is fifty years in the making. “My desire was emboldened ever since one of our great jazz vocalists, Carmen McRae, heard me sing a tune at the end of a concert and told me, ‘Don’t stop singing!’” “Love Notes” is moving up the jazz charts.
His current touring repertoire includes the American songbook, jazz standards, and some of his favorite songs with a direct connection to his childhood in Kingston, Jamaica. Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at jazz festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has appeared 23 times since 1976, his spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander, accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.”
Documented on more than 75 recordings and cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing), the Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander in the Order of Distinction in 2000 and conferred on him the national honor of the Order of Jamaica in 2022 for “Sterling Contributions to the Promotions of Jamaican Music and the Jazz Genre Interpretations Globally”. Also in the works is “The Monty Alexander Movie,” a documentary directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jefferson Miller and veteran filmmaker Arthur Gorson.
Be sure to tune in for the Monty Alexander Trio, LIVE from KUVO on Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.
LIVE performances on KUVO JAZZ are supported by Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Drum City Guitarland, Grace Design Pro Audio, Listen Up, Schmitt Music – Englewood, and made possible by KUVO’s Studio Club and Beat Collective members.
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