The Stargazer Collection - A Bowie Tribute with Pianist Monica Frank
Friday 8th December 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
The Hampstead Jazz Club is excited to present pianist Monica Frank, whose showpiece arrangements of David Bowie songs bring a new perspective on classic works.
Having been mentored by Mike Garson, Bowie’s own former pianist, in addition to her classical training, Monica draws on a variety of styles to create an innovative concept for each arrangement. Lovers of Bowie’s familiar catalogue will enjoy selections from her debut album, ‘The Stargazer Collection: A Bowie Tribute’, as well as previously unheard interpretations.
Monica Frank is a classical pianist originally from the United States and currently based in London. Since graduating with her master’s degree from New York City’s Manhattan School of Music, she has been mentored by Mike Garson, who was David Bowie’s pianist for many years.
Monica has written arrangements of David Bowie’s music for solo piano, and has worked with Mike Garson on these compositions. In 2019 she was invited by Mike Garson to perform as his guest at one of the London shows on his European Bowie tribute tour.
Monica’s debut album ‘The Stargazer Collection: A Bowie Tribute’ was released on 19th August 2021. Mike Garson said of the album “Monica has created some astounding piano versions of some of David’s greatest songs. She also performs them very well. I’m sure if David was with us he would have liked them a lot.”
“Monica…delivers pure magic on the keys. …there is no denying the artist possesses a clear and natural flair for the instrument.” ~ Lauren Wilson, RGM
Piano – Monica Frank
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm