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John Beasleys MONKestra Big Band
Phone (866) 920-5299
Price $20 - $40
Age Suitability All Ages
Categories Music Jazz

John Beasley's MONK'estra Big Band

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 7:30p
SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Beasley, a far-ranging pianist and arranger who’s worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Queen Latifah and Steely Dan, leads a smashing new 17-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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John Beasley's MONK'estra Big Band

"...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

SFJAZZ $20 to $40 Buy Now
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John Beasley
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A versatile pianist who has been featured in a variety of settings, John Beasley has been an asset to many different projects. He grew up in Texas to a very musical family. His grandfather played trombone in territory bands and was a junior high school band director for 50 years in Arkansas; his mother led bands and taught music, while his father was a jazz educator at North Texas State University....
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201 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 920-5299
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