Monk + MONK'estra, a cinematic concert




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Published on Jul 3, 2017

Monk + MONK’estra, a cinematic concert event

Experience Thelonious Monk’s timeless music in a unique cinematic-concert performance featuring multi-GRAMMY© nominated John Beasley’s big band MONK’estra, rare film footage of Monk, and spoken word performance of Monk’s philosophy of life and music.

Co-produced and written with filmmaker Stefan Forbes and John Beasley featuring rare footage from Michael Blackwood’s films "Monk" and "Monk in Europe".

“Monk + MONK’estra” will feature the indomitable creative jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Tickets: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Albums: MONK'estra Volume 1 and Volume 2
Mack Avenue Records

Footage from "Monk" and "Monk in Europe" films
courtesy of Michael Blackwood Productions

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John Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, whose playing reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice. ­--Los Angeles Times


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