Monk + MONK’estra, a cinematic experience

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

Experience Thelonious Monk’s timeless music in a unique cinematic-concert performance featuring multi-GRAMMY© nominated John Beasley’s big band MONK’estra, 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".

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