After rousing record release concerts to launch MONK’estra’s Volume 1 album last August 2016, MONK’estra returns to the Jazz Standard for a 3-night run feature new music from the just released MONK’estra Volume 2.

October 12-14, Thursday-Saturday
2 sets: 7:30pm+9:30

Conductor/Arranger/Pianist: John Beasley

Trumpets:  Bijon Watson, Scott Wenholt, Brian Lynch, Rashawn Ross,

Trombones:  Frank Lacy (Oct 12), Eric Miller (Oct 13+14), Conrad Herwig, James Burton

Sax:  Greg Tardy, Oliver Santana, Adam Kolker, Dave Riekenberg, Erena Terakubo

Bass:  Benjamin Shepherd and Drums:  Kendrick Scott




“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.”