MONK’estra – my new BIG BAND

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MONK’estra

a BIG modern jazz BAND

John Beasley, Conductor/Arranger

 

Blue Whale, Weds, January 23+30

Vitello’s Jazz – Wed, February 20

 

MONK’estra celebrates Monk and other classic compositions, with a contemporary twist incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz playing, Hip Hop and traditional big band instrumentation, along with originals by Beasley.

 

 

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MONK’estra BIG BAND

 

SAX

Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill, Justo Almario, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson

 

TRUMPET

Bijon Watson, Willie Murillo, Ray Monterio, Brian Swartz, Gabe Johnson

 

TROMBONE

Bill Reichenbach, Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Andy Martin, Ryan Dragon

 

BASS
Rickey Minor

 

DRUMS

Ronald Bruner Jr.

 

VOCALS

Guest Artists

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Wednesdays, Jan 23 and Jan 30 | 9pm + 10:30pm | $20

Blue Whale123 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

 

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