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      John Beasley's MONK'estra Big Band + Strings: Bird Lives @100 in Irvine


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      December 4, 2020

      Friday   8:00 PM

      4242 Campus Drive
      Irvine, California 92612

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      John Beasley's MONK'estra Big Band + Strings: Bird Lives @100

      John Beasley's MONK'estra Big Band + Strings: Bird Lives @100
       
      Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8pm

      Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre

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      Featuring special guests: saxophonist Chris Potter and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Magnus Lindgren

      It’s an ultra-swinging joyride celebrating a treasured legend of jazz.

      Charlie “Bird” Parker was one of the most influential and original saxophonists and one of the inventors of bebop.

      Grammy-nominated pianist and arranger John Beasley, who has worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Steely Dan, leads his smashing fifteen-piece MONK'estra big band, capturing the spirit of Parker’s singular music. Bird Lives@100 marks Parker’s centennial year with music from the Charlie Parker with Strings albums, beautifully reimagined into the 21st century orchestral arrangements with strings and big band.

      "Beasley’s envelope-stretching arrangements, his extraordinary orchestrating abilities, imaginative soloing from players: a net result of some of the most mesmerizing big band music –individually and collectively– of recent memory."Don Heckman, International Review of Music

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