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John Beasley's MONK'estra

DESCRIPTION
In his three-decade-long career, Grammy Award winner and 9-time nominated pianist and composer, John Beasley, has worked with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard–playing in the bands of both trumpet legends while still in his 20s–as well as with Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Christian McBride (and even, for one night, with James Brown!).
In this special Barclay performance, Beasley leads his smashing fifteen-piece MONK'estra, a big band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music in fresh arrangements flavored with contemporary sounds that range from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop. Critics have called it “some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.”



ADDITIONAL INFO
9498544646

DATE
Thursday, June 9, 2022

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm

LOCATION
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
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