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MONK’estra

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

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The All Star Global Live from Osaka, Japan hosted by Herbie Hancock

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Darryl Jones, Ndugu Chancler, Beasley in the Hive

3 Brave Souls rehearsal

Conducting MONK’estra

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

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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