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»... Thelonious doesn't focus on the facts: It's all about the music. [...] every number is a new highlight.« Ines Minten, De Standaard

About the concert

Age recommendation: for children from 6 years and the whole family

Following its international hit Mile(s)tones about Miles Davis, Zonzo Compagnie has come up with a production featuring another legendary jazz musician: Thelonious Monk! The stubborn genius Monk made music full of surprising harmonies and exciting rhythms.

Musicians of the adventurous jazz trio De Beren Gieren whisk us away to the unique musical world of our New York jazz hero. In an impressive video decor with images by Nele Fack, they involve us in Thelonious’ compulsion to experiment and show us more and more new facets of this fascinating musician. Benjamin Vandewalle has directed a lively production and enticed the musicians to join in with a hilarious choreography.

We ride this bebop train with the »Genius of Modern Music« and get right under Thelonious’ skin. There’s no saying where we will end up, but it’s sure to be a crazy ride!

A production of Zonzo Compagnie in co-production with Handelsbeurs, Krokusfestival, KAAP and De Grote Post. With the support of Flanders and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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