Grammy® Award-Nominated Big Band John Beasley’s MONK’estra Announces International Tour Dates for 2017 & 2018

World Tour Presents MONK’estra Collective in Various
Formats Celebrating Thelonious Monk’s Centennial

Collective Joined by Peter Erskine, Frank Lacy, 
Terreon Gully, Brian Lynch, Greg Tardy, Bob Sheppard, 
Conrad Herwig, Rashawn Ross, Kendrick Scott, 
Ben Williams and Feat. Guest Artists Grégoire Maret and
Dee Dee Bridgewater for Select Performances
 
John Beasley’s MONK’estra is pleased to announce international tour dates for 2017 and 2018, with a highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy® Award-nominated debut (presents MONK’estra, Volume 1) set for release later this year on Mack Avenue Records.
John Beasley’s MONK’estra is a collective of musicians lead by the critically acclaimed and multi-faceted pianist, composer, arranger and music director John Beasley, who recently served as Music Director for the 2017 International Jazz Day concert in Havana, Cuba featuring Herbie Hancock, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Antonio Sánchez, Dhafer Youssef, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Sands, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, Regina Carter and many more.
2017 Tour Schedule:
 
July 7 – 8 / North Sea Jazz Festival / Rotterdam, Holland
July 9 – 10 / Ronnie Scotts / London, UK
August 24 / San Diego Symphony/Bayside Summer Nights / San Diego, CA
September 3 / Detroit Jazz Festival / Detroit, MI
September 17 / Monterey Jazz Festival / Monterey, CA
October 1 – 3 / Bijou Theatre / Knoxville, TN
October 11 / Jefferson Center / Roanoke, VA
October 12 – 14 / Jazz Standard / New York, NY
October 15 / SFJAZZ / San Francisco, CA
November 1 – 2 / Blue Note / Tokyo, Japan
November 5 / JazzFest Berlin / Berlin, Germany
November 15 / Bozar / Brussels, Belgium
November 16 / deSingel / Antwerp, Belgium
December 1 / Harlem Stage/Manhattan School of Music / New York, NY
December 7 – 8 / Sendessal / Frankfurt, Germany
December 11 – 12 / JAM Music Lab / Vienna, Austria
2018 Tour Schedule:
January 19 / Purdue Jazz Festival / West Lafayette, IN
January 20 / Carmel Center for the Arts / Carmel, IN
January 29 / Orchestra Hall / Chicago, IL
March 9 / Walt Disney Concert Hall / Los Angeles, CA
For more information on John Beasley please visit: JohnBeasleyMusic.com
SOURCE: DLMedia
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