Musical Performance

Stretching the Musical Horizon of Jazz from Funk to Bossa Nova

Stretching the Musical Horizon of Jazz from Funk to Bossa Nova

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Performers: John Beasley Jazz Circle
Type: Musical Performance

Jazz, America’s indigenous art form, is a metaphor for change and innovation, as shown by its evolution of styles from ragtime to swing, bebop, avant-garde, Latin and contemporary jazz. Pianist and music director for the Thelonious Monk Institute John Beasley performs works to showcase original, propulsive, multilayered compositions from funk, soul, bop, bossa nova and nuevo tango to illustrate how he has stretched the musical horizon of jazz.


Theater | Free with admission | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 6:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 6:45 p.m.