Monson / Mathews


film release & fundraiser

Bassist Kris Monson (NYC), vocalist Linnea Monson (Madrid, Spain), and filmmaker Quin Mathews (Dallas, TX) will be releasing a short film in conjunction with the Seven Tones Project, a film based on the Monsons' performance of "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn.

Around the world, people of all walks of life have all been affected by COVID-19 in various ways. For artists and musicians, this has been a particularly difficult time because all in-person performances and events have been cancelled. Live music is not only an essential cultural and creative force in every community, but is also serves as a primary source of income for many artists. We want to use this opportunity to raise money for an organization that is actively fighting to support musicians and artists, The Jazz Foundation of America.

After watching the film, please consider supporting musicians in need through our campaign for the Jazz Foundation of America's COVID-19 MUSICIANS’ EMERGENCY FUND.


Kris Monson
Linnea Monson
Quin Mathews

double bass



About the Seven Tones Project

The Seven Tones Project is an educational public service that brings together quarantined musicians and filmmakers to make short films celebrating the artistry of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Our goal is to be a bridge between artists, pay tribute to the geniuses of Black American Music, and to create some beauty in our newly virtual world.

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