Maria Mendes & MONK’estra w John Beasley conducting Latvian Radio Band

Program: Maria Mendes & John Beasley  First half: Maria Mendes performs her music from her "Close to Me" album w Latvian Radio Band playing GRAMMY-nominated song "Asas Fechadas" with John Beasley conducting their arrangements and new songs.| Listen: https://youtu.be/TKglW-g66Yc https://maria-mendes.com/close-to-me-cd/ Second half: John Beasley's MONK'estra from his 6x-GRAMMY nominated with one win for arrangement "Donna …

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Dianne Reeves ~ Beautiful Life ~ European Tour

Dianne Reeves Band Romero Lubambo ~ Itaiguara Brandão ~ Terreon "Tank" Gully  ~ John Beasley July 01: -->Palermo ~ Sicilia Jazz Fest ~ Teatro della Verdura, Italy July 03: -->Spoleto ~ Festival del Due Mondi, Italy July 05: -->Istanbul Jazz Festival, Feria Palace, Turkey July 07: -->Tiblisi Jazz Fest, Rustaveil Theatre, Georgia July 09: -->Copenhagen, DR Konserthus, Denmark July 10: -->Rotterdam, …

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Peggy Lee/Frank Sinatra Tribute: Billie Eilish, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Count Basie Orch ~ Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Tribute to Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra Two iconic singers are celebrated by an all-star lineup. Christian McBride, musical director Count Basie Orchestra featuring John Beasley ~ piano & keyboards Special Guests: Billie Eilish, Debbie Harry, Dianne Reeves, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Seth MacFarlane, Bettye LaVette, Gretchen Parlato Doors open at 6pm - bring a picnic

Black Movie Soundtrack @ Hollywood Bowl

Black Movie Soundtrack @Hollywood Bowl – Marcus Miller, Reginald Hudlin curate the best in black film music: Craig Robinson host -John Beasley (piano/keyboard) Link: https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/1747/2022-08-24/black-movie-soundtrack-iv HOLLYWOOD CA.. View from the very back of the Bowl with the Hollywood sign in the distant. Perspectives of the audience from various sections in the Hollywood Bowl

MONK’estra Big Band @ Leimert Park Jazz Festival

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Baldwin Hills, CA

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." MONK’estra “Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.” -International Review of Music …

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Chucho Valdés @ Detroit Jazz Festival – La Creación w Yoruban band

2022 Artist in Residence Detroit Jazz Festival CHUCHO VALDÉS LA CREACIÓN - MUSIC DIRECTORS HILARIO DURÁN & JOHN BEASLEY La Creación is an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere. In celebration of his 80th birthday in 2021, Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés went back to …

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Chucho Valdés @ Hollywood Bowl – La Creación: Yoruban + MONK’estra bands

Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

CHUCHO VALDÉS LA CREACIÓN W/ MONK’ESTRA, MUSIC DIRECTORS HILARIO DURÁN & JOHN BEASLEY La Creación is an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere. In celebration of his 80th birthday in 2021, Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés went back to the beginning, the very beginning. La Creación, …

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Chucho Valdés @ Paramount Theatre – La Creación: Yoruban + MONK’estra bands

CHUCHO VALDÉS LA CREACIÓN - MUSIC DIRECTORS HILARIO DURÁN & JOHN BEASLEY La Creación is an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere. In celebration of his 80th birthday in 2021, Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés went back to the beginning, the very beginning. La Creación, his new …

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Chucho Valdés @ Monterey Jazz Festival – La Creación: Yoruban + MONK’estra bands

CHUCHO VALDÉS LA CREACIÓN - MUSIC DIRECTORS HILARIO DURÁN & JOHN BEASLEY La Creación is an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere. In celebration of his 80th birthday in 2021, Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés went back to the beginning, the very beginning. La Creación, his new …

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