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MONK’estra Big Band @ Leimert Park Jazz Festival

August 27


MONK’estra Big Band @ Leimert Park Jazz Festival promoting 6x Grammy nominated trilogy MONK’estra albums.

Quincy Jones says Beasley hears things in Monk’s music that no one imagined! And he can make an orchestra sing like an uncaged bird.”

“Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.” -International Review of Music

Listen: Grammy winning arrangement “Donna Lee”

EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rto2gSDcWj0

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

MUSICIANS:  Conductor/Arranger/Pianist John Beasley
Trumpets:       Ryan DeWeese, James Ford, Brian Swartz, Brandyn Philips
Trombones:    Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Ryan Dragon, Lemar Guillary
Woodwinds:   Bob Sheppard, Danny Janklow, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson, Adam Schroeder
Bass:                Edwin Livingston /  Drummer:       Terreon Gully

FESTIVAL DETAILS:    Doors open: 11:30am

Performance Schedule
12:20-12:40PM Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center Youth Jazz Band

1:00-1:40PM The Leimert Park Experience:
Dwight Trible, Ryan Porter, Cameron Graves, Aaron Shaw, Ian Martin, Lyndon Rochelle

1:40-2:10PM Tribute to Barbara Morrison & Derf Reklaw

2:30-3:15PM John Beasley’s MONK’estra Big Band

3:40-4:20PM Kamau Daaood + A Band of Griots: Mark DeClive-Lowe, Teodross Avery, Trevor Ware, Dexter Story

5:00-6:00PM Pete Escovedo & Family

6:30-7:30PM The Jazz Classics:
Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Edwin Livington

7:55 -8:40PM Munyungo’s Jungle Jazz
with Lula Washington Dance Theater’s Youth Dance Ensemble

TICKETS:             FREE –  register to enter for a prize

VIP tix: $75 (shaded tent, 2 drinks, light meal, VIP toilet access, VIP cash bar)



August 27
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Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Baldwin Hills, CA 90008 United States
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