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Rowe, Monk

Rowe, Monk, saxophone, piano, composer; b. Rochester, NY, 16 October 1950.

Rowe gigs frequently on saxophone and piano and leads his own quartet. Early experience includes work with Chuck Mangione and the SUNY Fredonia Jazz Ensemble. Monk has taught jazz and improvisation throughout Central New York. He is an instructor in saxophone at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and in 1995 became Director of its Jazz Archive. In this role, he has conducted videotaped interviews with over 200 jazz personalities across the country, preserving their stories for researchers and jazz lovers. He has performed with Marian McPartland, Dick Hyman, Clark Terry and Kenny Davern. Monk is a prolific writer, arranger, and producer of numerous projects in recent years, including music for a children's play, theatrical rock work, symphonic and jazz ensemble arrangements.

Contact information:
Out Standing In His Field (1989); Jazz Life (with Keter Betts, Bill Watrous, Wendell Brunious, Jerome Richardson) (1999)

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