John Beasley’s MONK’estra

Founded by pianist and composer John Beasley to celebrate Thelonious Monk’s centennial year, this 15-piece big band captures the spirit of the jazz legend and his distinctive and timeless compositions in fresh arrangements flavored with New Orleans spirit, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The 2016 debut album, MONK’estra, Volume 1, was lauded by International Review of Music as “some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.” This performance is part of the Jazz Series.

John Beasley’s MONK’estra