Big Bang LX19
Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium)
A drummer, a pianist and a bass-player transport their audience to New York in the first half of the twentieth century. As a child, Thelonious used to observe the piano keyboard over his elder sister’s shoulder and became completely fascinated by the instrument. What follows is a journey of memorable encounters, jam sessions, success stories and the bad luck that he comes up against. Being just as stubborn as he was talented, Thelonious Monk had a career filled with ups and downs, creating unpredictable music with his surprising harmonies and adventurous rhythms. However, this did not prevent him from becoming the “High Priest of Jazz”, with countless jazz standards that do justice to his name.
Big Bang Festival is a coproduction between CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém) and Zonzo Compagnie, and it's part of the Big Bang european network, financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
This festival is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.