MONK’estra Big Band @ Irvine Barclay

Irvine Barclay 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA

Presenting 6-time nominated MONK'estra Big Band which won a GRAMMY award for arranging "Donna Lee" on "MONK'estra plays John Beasley" 2021 DOWNBEAT Critics Poll: #2 Album of the Year - "MONK'estra Plays John Beasley" #3 Big Band - John Beasley's MONK'estra #3 Arranger - John Beasley Listen:  smarturl.it/Monkestra.Beasley Video: https://youtu.be/Rto2gSDcWj0 MUSICIANS:  Conductor/Arranger/Pianist John Beasley Trumpets:       …

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Maria Mendes ~ John Beasley conducting Latvian Radio Band

Maria Mendes w Latvian Radio Band playing GRAMMY-nominated song "Asas Fechadas" with John Beasley conducting their arrangements and other songs from the "Close to Me" album. Listen: https://youtu.be/TKglW-g66Yc https://maria-mendes.com/close-to-me-cd/  

Black Movie Soundtrack @ Hollywood Bowl

Black Movie Soundtrack @Hollywood Bowl – Marcus Miller, Reginald Hudlin curate the best in black film music: Craig Robinson host -John Beasley (piano/keyboard) Link: https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/1747/2022-08-24/black-movie-soundtrack-iv HOLLYWOOD CA.. View from the very back of the Bowl with the Hollywood sign in the distant. Perspectives of the audience from various sections in the Hollywood Bowl

MONK’estra Big Band @ Leimert Park Jazz Festival

Baldwin Hills Baldwin Hills

Presenting 6-time nominated MONK'estra Big Band which won a GRAMMY award for arranging "Donna Lee" on "MONK'estra plays John Beasley" 2021 DOWNBEAT Critics Poll: #2 Album of the Year - "MONK'estra Plays John Beasley" #3 Big Band - John Beasley's MONK'estra #3 Arranger - John Beasley Listen:  smarturl.it/Monkestra.Beasley Video: https://youtu.be/Rto2gSDcWj0 MUSICIANS:  Conductor/Arranger/Pianist John Beasley Trumpets:       …

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Chucho Valdés @ Detroit Jazz Festival – La Creación w Yoruban band

2022 Artist in Residence Detroit Jazz Festival, Chucho Valdés, presents La Creación w his Yoruban Orchestra John Beasley & Hilario Duran:  Co-arrangers/Conductors/MD  Legendary Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals. The four-movement suite explores the story of creation according to the Afro-Cuban Santería religion and …

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