Jazz organist Tony Monaco, an artist-in-residence at Hope College, will perform with his trio on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. at Our Brewing Company in downtown Holland.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert will begin after the Ester Rada performance in the Knickerbocker Theatre.
Monaco, who became an artist-in-residence at Hope last year, released his first CD, the critically acclaimed “Burnin’ Grooves,” in 2000, with eight international releases and many tours around the globe following in the years since. In 2007, he celebrated his 40th year as a musician and appeared on the cover of “Keyboard Magazine.”
His teaching includes private students, classes and clinics. He has also produced a series of instructional DVDs titled “Playing Jazz Hammond.”
Through his residency last year, Monaco was on campus four times to teach private lessons as well as to participate in clinics and other activities. Because he also maintains an active, international touring schedule, he continues to work with his individual students one-on-one via the Internet. It’s a system through which Monaco has been providing private lessons to students around the world.
Monaco’s trio includes Hope faculty members Mike VanLente, drums, and Mike Hyde, guitar.
Our Brewing Company is located at 76 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.