John Beasley presents MONK’estra Vol. 1

“Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.” Don Heckman, IROM
MONK'estra

Grammy-nominated musician and MACK AVENUE artist John Beasley leads MONK’estra, an infectious melodic and rhythmic 15-piece big band that captures Thelonious Monk’s spirit, humor and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements infused with a New Orleans shuffle, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and atmospheric colors.

 

MONK’estra musicians:
Trumpet:
Bijon Watson
Brian Swartz
Dontae Winslow
Jamie Hovorka

Trombone:
Wendell Kelly
Ryan Dragonn
Steve Hughes
Lemar Guillary

Woodwinds:
Bob Sheppard
Danny Janklow
Justo Almario
Tom Luer
Tom Peterson

Bass: Benjamin Shepherd
Drums:  Terreon Gully
John Beasley: Conductor/Arranger – piano, melodica

 

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