Pictured from left: Thelonious, Barbara, Nellie, and T.S. Monk.

Photo courtesy of the Monk Family

Interview: T.S. Monk

January 30, 2023

T.S. Monk, drummer and son of Thelonious Monk, recalls San Juan Hill as a diverse community that was home to many iconic artists. In a recent interview conducted in December 2022, he recounts what San Juan Hill was like in the 1950s and reflects on growing up in the neighborhood, his father’s musical legacy, and what made San Juan Hill a special place.

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