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Concert: Jan 8 - John Beasley Positootly! Jazz Circle @ Blue Whale

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John Beasley Positootly! Jazz Circle @ The Blue Whale

GRAMMY NOMINATION: BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM Positootly! (Resonance Records)

John is truly an amazing pianist, imaginative composer, creative improviser and arranger. And with Positootly he created an album that people will look back as one of the first Jazz classic albums of the 21th century.

WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2011

BAND: Bennie Maupin (sax), Oscar Seaton (drums), Kevin Brandon (bass), John Beasley

MUSIC: John Beasley Poistootly! Jazz Circle will feature music from GRAMMY-nominated Positootly!CD which showcases Beasley's original, propulsive, multi-layered compositions from funk and soul to bop, bossa nova, and nuevo tango along with three choice covers.

WHERE: Blue Whale𤹓 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street, 3rd Floor, LA, CA 90012—Validated Parking 2nd Floor

TIME: Two sets: 9pm and 11pm

COST: $10

CLUB: (213) 620-0908

Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice. —LA Times

Blue Whale Jazz Club:

Blue Whale is a cozy and unconventional jazz club—one of the top spots for jazz in the city, Bargain-priced cover $10 with no food or drink minimums. —LA Times

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