January Residence @ Blue Whale

Blue Whale club owner Joon Lee invites you
down the rabbit hole with John Beasley
azz Residency January 2013

Wednesday Jan 9, Wednesday, Jan 16, Wednesday Jan 23, Wednesday Jan 30
Duo, Trio, Big Band

Week 1 – Jan 09
Duality: Dwight Trible sings, John Beasley swings
Duality CD captures two master improvisational musicians re-imagining, re-interpreting, and re-inventing eight jazz standards. Fresh impressions on the tangled web of love, prejudice, and life.  9pm+10:30pm | $15

Week 2 – Jan 16
Trio: Gary Novak (drums), Carlitos del Puerto (bass), John Beasley (piano) with guest artists playing Beasley’s favorite Brazilian compositions by Ivan Lins, Caetano Velosa, Gilberto Gil, Edo Lobo (not necessarily in bossa/samba style). 9pm+10:30pm | $15

Week 3-Jan 23
a BIG modern jazz BAND – Conductor/Arranger, John Beasley
MONK’estra celebrates Monk and other classic and original compositions, with a contemporary twist incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz playing, hip hop and traditional big band instrumentation.

MONK’estra Band:
Sax: Justo Almario, Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driscol, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson;
Trumpet: Bijon Watson, Willie Murillo, Ray Monterio, Brian Swartz, Gabe Johnson;
Trombone: Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Bill Reichenbach, Andy Martin;
Bass: Ricky Minor;
Drums: Ronald Bruner Jr.
Vocals:  Carmen Lundy and Dwight Trible.
9pm+10:30pm | $20

Week 4-Jan 30
MONK’estra a BIG modern jazz BAND – Conductor/Arranger, John Beasley
9pm+10:30pm | $20

 Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Ste 301
- 213-620-0908 – http://bluewhalemusic.com/

Jazz Times – John is truly an amazing pianist, imaginative composer, creative improviser and arranger.

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