Description: From Sinatra to Ska, Jamaican jazz virtuoso Monty Alexander has played it all. Equally at home with classic American jazz and with the infectious rhythms of the West Indies, his trio blends the two to create a singular style unlike any other. With a career that spans five decades and more than 70 albums, this Grammy-nominated pianist brings his swinging interpretations of the classics to the Walt Whitman stage.
Venue Description: Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In 2014-2015, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.