MONKestra + 3 Brave Souls concerts


MONK’estra, a BIG modern jazz BAND, John Beasley, Conductor/Arranger

MONK’estra celebrates Monk, classics, original compositions, with a contemporary twist incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz playing, Hip Hop, and traditional big band instrumentation

BAND: SAX: Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill, Justo Almario, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson | TRUMPET: Bijon Watson, Willie Murillo, Ray Monterio, Brian Swartz, Gabe Johnson | TROMBONE: Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Andy Martin, Steve Hughes, Ryan Dragonn | BASS: Rickey Minor | DRUMS: Gary Novak | VOCALS: Dwight Trible + Nayanna Holley 

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 9pm + 10:30pm | $20
Blue Whale 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Ste 301, LA, 90012, 213-620-0908

Wednesday, February 20 | 8-11:30pm | $20
Vitello’s Jazz 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, 91604, 818.769.0905



3 Brave Souls: CD Launch Concert
Darryl Jones, John Beasley, Ronald Bruner Jr.
featuring Dwight Trible 

“ass-wiggling funk/jazz” Something Else!

“3 Brave Souls create a groove so deep you could fall right in.” Urban Flux
“Eclectic brand of funk…danceable music…songs with hypnotic grooves, a soulful stew or a silky ballad. Jazz Times

Three Miles Davis alumni and funk-feel-freaks, groovemeister and Rolling Stones’ bassist Darryl Jones, master drummer Ndugu Chancler, and keyboardist John Beasley, joined forces to form 3 Brave Souls and baptize classic jazz flavorings with contagious, penetrating funk grooves with honey dew sounds of southern soul.  Jumping into the box on Feb 08: Ronald Bruner Jr. just out of recording with Prince on drums and singers Dwight Trible and Nayanna Holley.


Tuesday, Feb 05 + Wednesday, Feb 06
Jazz Alley – 2033 6th Avenue  Seattle –, (206) 441-9729
-showcase concerts -no cover, $5 admin fee-

7:30pm show for 90minutes

Los Angeles:
Friday, Feb 08

Jazz Bakery @ Kirk Douglas Theatre  – 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, 90232
8pm-9:30pm |  $25 / $20 (students) |  All Ages – (213) 628-2772




   Nayanna Holley (Feb 08)

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