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John Beasley's Monk'estra at Irvine Barclay Theatre

Posted by Helena Danovich on July 20, 2021

Where

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA
Map
949-854-4646

John Beasley's Monk'estra at Irvine Barclay Theatre

When

Thu, June 9, 2022
8:00 pm

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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...

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