Great Valentine’s Day

MONK’estra Band           Conductor/Arranger/Piano: John Beasley

Trumpets:                    Bijon Watson, James Ford, Brian Swartz, Rashawn Ross

Trombones:                 Ryan Dragon, Wendell Kelly, Lemar Gullary

Woodwinds:                Danny Janklow, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson, Adam Schroeder, Bob Sheppard

Bass:                           Ben Shepherd

Drums:                         Peter Erskine

“Beasley takes Monk’s sturdy tunes on a joyride for MONK’estra.” –New Yorker

“Beasley is a very clever arranger, an ingenious interpreter of Monkand conducts like Thad Jones.” JazzTimes

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