The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a faculty recital with saxophonist Monk Rowe on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.
Rowe will be joined by guitarist John Hutson and percussionist Tom McGrath in a program of jazz, blues, and original compositions accompanied by video excerpts from Hamilton’s Jazz Archive.
Monk Rowe has carved a niche for himself in the Central NY area as a performer, composer and educator. A native of Irondequoit, N.Y., he earned his music degree from SUNY Fredonia and has taught jazz and improvised music throughout Central NY. Rowe has been a member of Hamilton’s adjunct faculty for 20 years, and in 1995 was named The Joe Williams Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive. The mission of the archive has been to gather video interviews with renowned jazz personalities.
To date, more than 325 sessions have been filmed at many locations across the country. As a byproduct of this project, Rowe composed and recorded a series of tunes written for and dedicated to nine of the artists interviewed. The CD, Jazz Life, was recorded by Rowe along with six respected jazz musicians.
This event is free and open to the public. All seating is general admission. For more information, call the box office at 859-4431 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org