Date: 02/24/2012 Time: 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Manhattan-based Jazz drummer Karl Latham will lead a trio featuring Nick Rolfe and Calvin Jones in a tribute to jazz legend Thelonious Monk to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County at Michael Anthony’s Restaurant, on the waterfront in Jersey City, Friday, February 24. The show will also feature Bryan Beninghove, a local jazz saxophonist, who will lead his own band to start the evening off. Doors will open at 7pm, with the first performance starting at 8:30pm – so there will be plenty of time to relax and catch dinner ahead of the show. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show, and there will be a cash bar. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County.
Thelonious Monk was a jazz pianist and composer, widely considered “one of the giants of American music.” Monk had a unique improvisational style, and is the second most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington. Karl Latham includes Monk as one of his biggest influences. Latham is a regular at venues such as Joe’s Pub, and is known for his versatility and easy grasp of a range of musical styles, from jazz and funk to avant-garde. Habitat is also proud to have Bryan Beninghove, a Jersey City-based saxophonist and bandleader, share the stage with Karl Latham and his trio. Bryan has performed with such jazz luminaries as Eddie Henderson, Rufus Reid, Ron Affif, & Jamey Haddad.
Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County, was formed in 2004, and completed two beautiful single-family homes in the Greenville section of Jersey City last year – this achievement was made possible through the donation of land from Jersey City, private donations, volunteer labor, and 400 hours of sweat equity from each of the new homeowners. Now, this Habitat team is getting ready to develop a three-family building in the town of Kearny, with land donated from Hudson County and funding assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Habitat still needs funding and volunteers to complete this project – we’ll keep you posted, because we need your help to build these homes. Location: Michael Anthony’s Waterfront Restaurant Address: