Café Society Entertainment and KUNV 91.5 The Source presents The Jazz Eclectic concert series founded by world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Niles Thomas, and jazz vixen Dame Madelyn. The Jazz Eclectic strives to increase the awareness and participation in diverse musical experiences, and enhancing the reputation of Las Vegas as a music entertainment capital. To this end, we present an eclectic blend of acclaimed artists and high quality live musical performances that are exciting, accessible and intimate.
Featured Artist: Jazz Eclectic presents GRAMMY and Emmy-nominated recording artist John Beasley leads a smashing big band project MONK’estra. The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, contemporary and atmospheric rhythms and colors. Beasley—a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Christian McBride —is easily one of the most versatile musicians in jazz.