Hope College will host three jazz concerts as part of its Jazz Organ Summit on Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10.
The summit’s headline trio is the Tony Monaco Trio performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. In addition to Monaco, the trio features Chuck Loeb, guitar, and Harvey Mason, drums.
Monaco, who is an artist-in-residence at Hope College, 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.”
Loeb is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, and producer, with a musical career spanning four decades. He has composed more than 250 published songs, television themes and scores and produced more than 30 recordings. In addition to his 18 solo CDs, he is also a member of Fourplay and Metro.
Mason is a multi-Grammy nominated artist and has been named the number-one drummer in the world four times in the Modern Drummer magazines’ annual studio poll. In addition to his solo work and work in Fourplay, Mason has worked with a range of musicians including Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, John Legend, James Brown, Jennifer Hudson and Barbra Streisand.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for children.
On Friday, Sept. 9, organissimio will perform at 9 p.m. Big E’s Sports Grill at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Holland. The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hope College Jazz Organ Summit.
The final concert will feature the Hope College jazz faculty performing with some of the artists from the Tony Monaco Trio on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Window on the Waterfront at 9 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, and is presented in partnership with the iRock Jazz Festival occurring throughout the day on Sept. 10.
Registration for the entire Hope College Jazz Organ Summit, which includes clinics with members of the Tony Monaco Trio and other activities, is also available. Registration for the Jazz Organ Summit is $95 for an all-inclusive pass to clinics and performances and an invitation to the opening night artist reception; $75 for an all-inclusive pass to clinics and performances; and $25 to an all-inclusive student pass to clinics and performances.
Tickets for the Tony Monaco Trio concert or the Jazz Organ Summit are available online at hope.edu/tickets as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets. Big E. Sports Grill 121 East 8th Street. The Window on the Waterfront is located at 95 College Ave. two blocks north of the downtown Holland.