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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 http://bluewhalemusic.com/
Wednesday, February 20 | 8-11:30pm | $20
Vitello’s Jazz 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, 91604, 818.769.0905 http://www.vitellosjazz.com
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 – www.jazzalley.com, (206) 441-9729
-showcase concerts -no cover, $5 admin fee-
7:30pm show for 90minutes
Friday, Feb 08
Jazz Bakery @ Kirk Douglas Theatre - 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, 90232
8pm-9:30pm | $25 / $20 (students) | All Ages
http://jazzbakery.org – (213) 628-2772