Monk + MONK’estra, a cinematic concert experience

Description:  Experience Thelonious Monk’s timeless music in a unique cinematic-concert performance featuring multi-GRAMMY© nominated John Beasley’s big band MONK’estra, rare film footage of Monk, and spoken word performance of Monk’s philosophy of life and music.

Co-produced and written with filmmaker Stefan Forbes and John Beasley featuring rare footage from Michael Blackwood’s films “Monk” and “Monk in Europe”.

“Monk + MONK’estra” will feature the indomitable creative jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 9, 2018.

BAND – Conductor/Arranger/Piano: John Beasley

Trumpets:  Bijon Watson, Jamie Hovorka, James Ford, Brian Swartz

Trombones:  Ryan Dragon, Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly

Woodwinds: Danny Janklow, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson, Adam Schroeder, Kristen Edkins

Bass:  Ben Shepherd

Drums:  Terreon Gully

Opening Act:

THE ERROLL GARNER PROJECT: CONCERT BY THE SEA FEATURING GERALD CLAYTON, CHRISTIAN SANDS, DAREK OLES, VICTOR LEWIS, RUSSELL MALONE

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