ASU Jazz Faculty with guest organist Tony Monaco
Guest artist Tony Monaco performs at Appalachian State University.
Monaco performs on the Hammond B3 organ. He will be joined by members of the jazz faculty from the Hayes School of Music: alto saxophonist Todd Wright, guitarist Andy Page and drummer Rick Dilling.
The event is funded by student activities fees and the Hayes School of Music Jamey Aebersold Visiting Artist Program. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Student Programs.
"Tony Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear ... playing arguably some of the hottest B-3 around. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith in what is considered the more classic style, Monaco does not swing, smolder or smoke. Tony Monaco burns," according to Critical Jazz Review.
Monaco's tours raise awareness of and appreciation for jazz organ and its importance in genres as diverse as traditional gospel, rhythm and blues and modern jazz. His recordings include "Burning Grooves," "Master Chops," "Celebration" and a series of instructional DVDs.
To learn more about Monaco, visit www.b3monaco.com.