“John Beasley’s big band MONK’estra tackles “Thelonious Monk’s classic material with flair and mischief, highlighting the wit at the heart of his music with a razor-sharp ensemble playing with rhythmic authenticity.”

Featuring music from double-GRAMMY® nominated MONK’estra Vol. 1 and MONK’estra Vol. 2.

“Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.”

YouTube: https://youtu.be/widiXNZalY4


Band:        16 musicians: Conductor/Arranger/Pianist: John Beasley

Saxes:            Mark Tucker, David King, Greg Tardy, Will Boyd, Tom Johnson

Bones:           Frank Lacy, Tom Lundberg, Don Hough, Brad McDougall

Trumpets:     Mike Wyatt, Stewart Cox, Mike Spirko, Vance Thompson

Bass:             Benjamin Shepherd

Drums:          Kendrick Scott