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SFJAZZ | John Beasley’s MONK’estra Big Band | Member Discount

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Date(s) - 08/22/2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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“Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.” — Don Heckman, International Review of Music

“John Beasley is one of the best pianists and improvisers on the jazz scene today. Beasley is a master musician, with total command of the jazz language, and his playing is always intense in both emotion and technique.” — All About Jazz

“…incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.” — Los Angeles Times

John Beasley’s MONK’estra Big Band

  • John Beasley – conductor, arranger, piano, synthesizers
  • Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill, Justo Almario, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson – saxophone
  • Bijon Watson, Jamie Horvaka, Brian Swartz, Gabriel Johnson – trumpet
  • Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Andy Martin, Steve Hughes – trombone
  • Rickey Minor – bass
  • Ronald Bruner, Jr. – drums

Beasley, a far-ranging pianist and arranger who’s worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Queen Latifah and Steely Dan, leads a smashing new 16-piece big band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music – the off-beat melodies and humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing – in fresh arrangements flavored with hip-hop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and atmospheric colors.


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$20.00 to $40.00

$15.00 to $35.00 SFJAZZ Members

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