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+9:30pm
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.”