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Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli: Alone Together

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Duets allow two musicians to work together intimately without the complications of a rhythm section. Such recordings are often done on the spot at the suggestion of one of the musicians or an agent. Historically, two iconic collaborations of this type were a studio gig with Jerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk (Mulligan Meets Monk, Riverside, 1957 ), and Oscar Peterson et Joe Pass a la Salle Pleyel(Pablo, 1975). When musicians such as these are creative and can think quickly on ...

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Diane Monroe Quartet at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

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Diane Monroe Quartet Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts “Spiritual Strivings" Exhibition and Concert Philadelphia, PA August 2, 2014 In the tradition of the Paris salons, art and music go together, and some of the best jazz in the jny: Philadelphia area today can be heard at art museums, taking up some of the slack due to the attrition of nightclubs. In this instance, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, a premiere art school ...

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Diane Monroe: Bridging Diverse Musical Worlds

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Listening to Diane Monroe play jazz violin--whether solo, duo, or in a group--what's immediately evident is how great an improviser she is, fitting seamlessly with the music and the group, breathing and moving with the music. Only then does it become clear that she possesses the precision, complexity, and technique of a classical concert violinist. Indeed, Monroe studied classical violin at the Curtis Institute of Music with renowned teacher Ivan Galamian. While engaging in a career as a concert artist, ...