John Beasley has been conducting masterclasses/clinics at music schools around the world. 


Big Band or Combo Clinician: *Arranging/Orchestrating/Conducting reimagining Thelonious Monk + Charlie Parker + original charts for Big Band

Job of a Music Director: *Herbie Hancock Institute MD for Jazz Day +Competition Gala Concert; *Steely Dan + Queen Latifah tours
*TV singing competition: American Idol + Duets

Other Topics:
*improvisation, composing, accompanying vocalists, music production

Writing for TV and Film
*1917, Skyfall, Spectre, Finding Nemo,Cheers, Star Trek, Next Generation

Previous John Beasley’s Big Band + Small Combo Master Classes
USA: Juilliard, Rutgers, Manhattan School of Music, U of South Florida,

University of Miami, Frost School of U of North Texas, and Cal State LA

Europe: CoDArts (Rotterdam) Conservatory, Maastricht Conservatory (Netherlands), JAM Music Lab (Vienna)


“John Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, whose playing reflects a variety of generational influences, 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

“Beasley is a very clever arranger who works his charts hard, and this album iscontinuously surprising… an ingenious interpreter of Monk conducts like Thad Jones.” –JazzTimes

“[Beasley] brings Monk to life once again for modern-minded listeners. Beasley hitsus dead center… features rapid-fire surprises, spiky asides and a quirky sense of truthful swing. Beasley’s band will leave you rapt.” –Downbeat – 4.5/5 stars

“MONK’estra brought the project thrillingly to life with their razor-sharp ensemblework and rhythmic authenticity… hip-hop merges with swing and sensuous Ellingtonia sits on a sparse contemporary pulse. – Financial Times – 4*

Booking Enquiries: Del Lyren, –