Monika Herzig – Come With Me
German-born pianist, composer and artist Monika Herzig moved to the United States in August 1988. After completing her Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies at Indiana University, she is now a faculty member of this institution.
Monika is a very active musician. She already released the albums Melody Without Words, Melody with Harmony, In Your Own Sweet Voice – A Tribute to Women Composers, What Have You Gone and Done?,
Imagine – Indiana in Music and Words and Peace on Earth.
Come With Me is her newest album, released on Owl Studios in March, 2011. The album is enriched with a DVD documentary presenting some personal sides of this jazz pianist. The album was recorded with Peter Kienle (guitar), Tom Clark (sax, flute), Carolyn Dutton (violin), Joe Galvin (percussion), Kenny Phelps (drums), Frank Smith (bass) and Steve Davis (drums).
With subtlety Monika Herzig approaches the first theme The Pianists Say. She expands the complex melody structure into jamming excursions combing different elements of jazz.