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Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren standing close and looking straight at each other whle playing during a live concert. Photography.

Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren

John Beasley sitting by his piano. Photo.

John Beasley

Genre: Jazz

Blue House Jazz Orchestra

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz Giants – Volume 1



Concealed within the long concert title is a celebration of the year 1917, in some ways a key year in jazz history. More specifically, it was the birth year of the jazz giants to whom Peter Asplund, Magnus Lindgren, Blue House Jazz Orchestra and visiting American pianist and big band conductor John Beasley will pay tribute at this concert.

Grammy Award nominated artist John Beasley is a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who’s performed with music icons from Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves and Steely Dan, Marcus Miller and Christian McBride, Chaka Khan to even one stint with James Brown. When not on stage, Beasley works on box-office films such as James Bond Spectre and Skyfall, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Every year, Beasley steps up to the helm as Musical Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute to direct International Jazz Day global concerts and its annual competition gala. Beasley's new album MONK’estra Vol 1 was released August 2017 to critical acclaim and earned two GRAMMY award nominations. MONK’estra is a smashing 15-piece big band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music. The International Review of Music describes it as “Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory. ” Volume 2 will be released this summer.

The innovative trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93); the original pianist Thelonius Monk (1917–82); legendary vocalist and human rights champion Lena Horne (1917–2010) and virtuoso drummer Buddy Rich (1917–87) are all major role models and sources of inspiration. This concert will be presented in their spirit and spans crucial components of jazz history.

Volume 1? Oh yes, there will be more. 1917 had much to offer, and so too will the jazz year of 2017 at Stockholm Concert Hall.

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz Giants – Volume 1



Friday 24 March 2017 19.30

Ends approximately 21.45

Price:

395 SEK

Concealed within the long concert title is a celebration of the year 1917, in some ways a key year in jazz history. More specifically, it was the birth year of the jazz giants to whom Peter Asplund, Magnus Lindgren, Blue House Jazz Orchestra and visiting American pianist and big band conductor John Beasley will pay tribute at this concert.

Grammy Award nominated artist John Beasley is a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who’s performed with music icons from Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves and Steely Dan, Marcus Miller and Christian McBride, Chaka Khan to even one stint with James Brown. When not on stage, Beasley works on box-office films such as James Bond Spectre and Skyfall, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Every year, Beasley steps up to the helm as Musical Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute to direct International Jazz Day global concerts and its annual competition gala. Beasley's new album MONK’estra Vol 1 was released August 2017 to critical acclaim and earned two GRAMMY award nominations. MONK’estra is a smashing 15-piece big band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music. The International Review of Music describes it as “Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory. ” Volume 2 will be released this summer.

The innovative trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93); the original pianist Thelonius Monk (1917–82); legendary vocalist and human rights champion Lena Horne (1917–2010) and virtuoso drummer Buddy Rich (1917–87) are all major role models and sources of inspiration. This concert will be presented in their spirit and spans crucial components of jazz history.

Volume 1? Oh yes, there will be more. 1917 had much to offer, and so too will the jazz year of 2017 at Stockholm Concert Hall.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Celebrating Jazz Giants 100 Years – Volume 1: Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Lena Horne & Buddy Rich
  • Thelonious Monk/Kenny Clarke Epistrophy
  • Thelonious Monk Little Rootie Tootie
  • Thelonious Monk Ask Me Now
  • Thelonious Monk Evidence
  • Thelonious Monk Played Twice arr John Beasley
  • Monk/Williams ’Round Midnight
  • Thelonious Monk Skippy arr John Beasley
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Don Menza Groovin’ Hard
  • Sammy Nestico Ya Gotta Try
  • George Gershwin The Man I Love arr Ann-Sofi Söderqvist
  • Fred Rose Deed I Do arr C V Sörensen
  • Tadd Dameron If You Could See Me Now
  • Dizzy Gillespie Groovin’ High arr Rob McConnell
  • Fuller/Gillespie/Pozo Gonzales Manteca
  • Encore:
  • Thelonious Monk Blue Monk
  • Participants

  • Blue House Jazz Orchestra
  • Peter Asplund Leader
  • Magnus Lindgren Leader
  • Ellen Andersson vocals
  • John Beasley piano

Friday 24 March 2017 19.30

Ends approximately 21.45

Price:

395 SEK