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Frost Music Live! Presents
John Beasley’s MONK’estra—Frost Concert Jazz Band
Sponsored by Canon Solutions America
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:30PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive
Frost Concert Jazz BandJohn Beasley, guest arranger and conductor
John Daversa, director
GRAMMY®- and Emmy-nominated recording artist John Beasley leads a performance of his celebrated big band project MONK’estra with the Frost Concert Jazz Band. Beasley, the Musical Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute has worked with the greatest, from Miles Davis, and Chaka Khan, to Sergio Mendes and Freddie Hubbard. This live performance at the Frost School of Music will capture the spirit of Monk’s style in arrangements flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban grooves.
The Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble opens the concert with all original material by Dafnis Prieto as well as compositions and arrangements by the band members. Their music ranges from Cuban, Latin, jazz improvisation to chamber and contemporary music. This will be an unforgettable evening of music!
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