Jazz Up Thursdays with Parsimonious Monk & Antonio De Juan

Parsimonious Monk   7:30PM

Formed out of the Hoxton jazz workshop scene, Parsimonious Monk are a septet who love jazz in all its guises from the angular bop of Thelonious Monk through the more rhythm and blues-orientated Blue Note style of the 60s to the funk grooves of the 70s and beyond. 
”Our variety of repertoire means we’re not only for the jazz purists but for anyone who likes a thumping groove and a roaring horn section – we try to mix things up a bit too.     
Our live sound has been honed over multiple performances in diverse venues from pubs to canal barges and even via participation in all-nighter jazz-poetry jams. 
It’s true we’re parsimonious by name, but certainly not when it comes to the entertainment.”
9:30PM Antonio De Juan
Antonio acquired his passion for flamenco at a short age due to their high presence in his family. When he was 11, he began to play guitar across their mother teachings, meanwhile his father showed him the love for that art, summoned to the required sensibility to appreciate it. Due to his capacities and curiosities in the flamenco art, he was instructed with the help of local gypsy masters like Manuel Amador or Juan Rodríguez, ending up with adeeper learning in Madrid, with the guitar players Óscar Herrero and Julio Vallejo. When he aged 18, he entered in the Conservatorio Superior de Córdoba, where he learned with Niñode Pura, Manolo Franco, Manuel Cera and others, whom he accredited the diploma in just four years. Meanwhile, Antonio also take an active part on guitar scenarios, making concerts both in halls, festivals and “tablaos” in various points of the Spanish geography.