Jazz Day 2016 @ White House hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

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in my Beez Hive

Arranger, American Idol, Final Season

MONK’estra Vol 1 CD, John Beasley’s big band

"Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory." veteran jazz critic Don Heckman

Host: Monk Institute / Herbie Hancock and UNESCO

Darryl Jones, Ndugu Chancler, Beasley in the Hive

3 Brave Souls rehearsal

Conducting MONK’estra CD music

John Beasley conducting his 15-piece big band MONK'estra

Keyboardist for Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard…

His playng reflects generational influences:emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie, rhythmic quirkiness of Monk, lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice. - LA Times

Grammy-nominated “Positootly” album