Monty Alexander

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Monty Alexander

Jazz Series
Adult standing at a piano

Date & Price

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:30 pm



Reserved Seating: $38

Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators: $32

Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission. Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

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A perennial favorite at jazz festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has appeared 23 times since 1976, Alexander’s spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.” 

In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. The Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander in the Order of Distinction in 2000 and conferred on him the national honor of the Order of Jamaica in 2022 for "Sterling Contributions to the Promotions of Jamaican Music and the Jazz Genre Interpretations Globally." In 2018, the University of The West Indies bestowed him with an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his accomplishments. 

Monty's latest album, titled Love Notes, (released August 19, 2022) is his first recording featuring his vocals. Also in the works is The Monty Alexander Movie, a documentary on Alexander’s life and music. Directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jefferson Miller and veteran filmmaker Arthur Gorson, the project is currently in production in Jamaica, the US, and Europe.