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2018 Wellington Jazz Festival: John Beasley’s MONK’estra


Sat 9 Jun 2018, 8:00pm

Where: The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird (until 30 April): $79.00
  • A Reserve: $89.00
  • B Reserve: $79.00
  • C Reserve: $59.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Smashingly off-beat melody, humour, beauty and swing abound in this hippest of big bands, capturing the spirit of Thelonious Monk.

Get ready to get down with John Beasley and his “extraordinary” (The Times) MONK’estra, one of the hottest, most unique modern big bands you’ll hear today.

Inspired by the spirit of revolutionary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, John Beasley – an acclaimed jazz pianist himself, who’s played with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard – has taken Monk’s original music and offbeat style and run with it, creating an energetic, experimental big band sound that is quite his own. A bit of swing, a dash of funk and a whole heap of good times in every phrase.

Sharing the joyride with local talent, the MONK’estra players will hit the stage with some of New Zealand’s leading jazz musicians. A truly collaborative performance from Monk, to MONK’estra, to you.

Partnered by Wellington Airport.
Part of the 2018 Wellington Jazz Festival.

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