Monk may be everywhere at this late date, but he can still be a tough nut to crack. The members of this tribute quartet – Harrell, Osby, Wilson, Allison, Goldberg – each have their own idiosyncrasies to inject into those of the master, and from ballads to burners, there’s sure to be enough wrinkles in the classicism to keep you guessing a bit. Recent Monk Competition winner Melissa Aldana sits on Friday-Saturday.
8:30 pm + 11 pm $30 Birdland, 315 W 44th Street. 212-581-3080