Sandra Bookman host of “Here and Now”  talks to T.S. Monk, Jr., Reed I. Hadley Founder of Jaris Reed Group and Ethen Reed. Teen Anchor of “Jazz:Backstage” which is a JRG project within the Film Documentary Workshop For Teens.


October 2012 marked the 95th anniversary of the great Thelonious Sphere Monk, and as part of the exhibit at New York’s Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba in the east village, Ethen Reed and Onseim Edwards interviewed the son of the master pianist. A brilliant drummer in his own right, T. S. Monk, Jr. is head of the Thelonious Monk Institute and supports Jaris Reed Group’s effort to promote youth involvement in the preservation all art forms throughout its teen film documentary workshops.

The third segment will be forthcoming.

Did you know…. T.S. Monk, Jr. was tutored on drums by Art Blakely and Max Roach?