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Charles & Friends: John Beasley and the Next Generation @ the JAI

May 18 @ 6:00 pm

John Beaasley

John Beasley, piano
Bruce Harris, trumpet
Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone
Russell Hall, bass
Anthony Fung, drums

John Beasley, two-time GRAMMY winner, curates a program with the help of Charles McPherson, legendary saxophonist and our inaugural Jazz @ The JAI Guest Curator. The evening includes songs from nearly all the eras of jazz up to what’s happening now. Beasley is joined by a roster of rising star jazz artists.

A versatile pianist, composer, and arranger, John Beasley began his career in his 20s backing jazz icons Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. Since then, he has performed with a wide range of artists, including Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Chaka Khan, and Carly Simon, to name a few. He was music director for international tours with Steely Dan, AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and Queen Latifah. He also co-music directed for Chucho Valdés’ La Creation tour.

As a recording artist, Beasley has made over a dozen albums and has earned 11 GRAMMY nominations. His solo project, MONK’estra, is a trilogy of albums which has earned six consecutive GRAMMY nominations and a win.


Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
9500 Gilman Drive #0099
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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La Jolla Music Society