Young @ HEART – Get Monked
These two musicians come together with a shared love of Jazz and improvisational music.
Originally from France, Janine studied Jazz at the prestigious conservatories in Paris while Michael, award winning WAAPA graduate, performs with some of Perth’s finest musicians. With similar backgrounds and taste in music, Janine and Michael take to the stage as a discerning duo with the show ‘Get Monked’.
Get Monked is an immersion into the world of Thelonious Sphere Monk, American Jazz pianist and composer and one of the fathers of modern Jazz. Thelonious Monk’s distinct style was second to none as his unique sound still captures the hearts of many today. Janine and Michael are among those fascinated by his graceful dissonance and painfully beautiful harmonies. Michael brings the essence of Monk’s challenging piano compositions to the six strings of his guitar melding elegantly with Janine’s vocals featuring lyrics from past and present. In the words of T.S. Monk “a note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination.
The Young@HEART music program is held at Margaret River HEART- Nala Bardip Mia every Monday morning from 10am to 11am. The program does not run on public holidays or when there is another event in the foyer.
The initiative was developed to safely encourage participation in the arts among older residents (over 60s) during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to high interest, the free performances have since been opened to people of all ages. Nonetheless, the senior demographic still makes up the majority of the audience.
Venue: Foyer, Margaret River Heart – Nala Bardip Mia
Ticket Prices: Free