Conductor/Arranger/Pianist: John Beasley, Trumpet: Brian Lynch, Trombone: Francisco Torres, Woodwinds: Bob Sheppard, Joris Roelofs, Bass: Darryl Hall, Drums: Terreon Gully
“No other band tackles Thelonious Monk’s classic material with as much flair and mischief highlighting the wit at the hear of his music” – The Times
“MONK’estra brought the project thrillingly to life with their razor-sharp ensemble work and rhythmic authenticity” – The Financial Times
Grammy- and Emmy-nominated recording artist John Beasley leads a smashing big band project MONK’estra. The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with it’s off-beat melodies, humour, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements flavoured with hints of New Orleans, hip-hip, Afro-Cuban, contemporary and atmospheric rhythms and colours.