“Beasley hits us dead center with studio-smart takes on Monk’s deep book… features rapid-fire surprises, spiky asides and a quirky sense of truthful swing. Beasley’s band will leave you rapt. He brings Monk to life once again for modern-minded listeners. –Downbeat-4.5/5 stars


MONK’estra Septet Band:

John Beasley                         Conductor/Arranger + piano

Danny Janklow                     Sax

Tom Luer                                Sax

Francisco Torres                   Trombone

Terreon Gully                        Drums

Tim LeFevre                           Bass

James Ford                            Trumpet