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

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 of the program will feature John Beasley's MONK'estra from his 6x-GRAMMY nominated with one win for arrangement "Donna Lee" on …

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MONK’estra Big Band @ Leimert Park Jazz Festival

Baldwin Hills Baldwin Hills

Presenting 6-time nominated MONK'estra Big Band which won a GRAMMY award for arranging "Donna Lee" on "MONK'estra plays John Beasley" 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 Listen:  smarturl.it/Monkestra.Beasley Video: https://youtu.be/Rto2gSDcWj0 MUSICIANS:  Conductor/Arranger/Pianist John Beasley Trumpets:       …

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

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 @ Rose Theatre/Lincoln Ctr- La Creación w Yoruban band

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 …

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Chucho Valdés @ Berklee, Boston – La Creación w Yoruban band

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 …

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Chucho Valdés in Fairfield, CT – La Creación w Yoruban band

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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