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Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday MBBnights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternates with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty.

The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.

October 06, 2019

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz...

January 31, 2012

Mingus Festival + Competition at Jazz Standard in February

February 15, 2011

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard Scores Grammy Win

December 07, 2010

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard Album Receives 2011 Grammy...

June 01, 2010

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard Album Now Available

April 13, 2010

Mingus Big Band: Live at Jazz Standard Album Release Concert 4.19 @...

October 01, 2008

The Mingus Big Band "Charles Mingus - Son of Watts - Musical Caravan...

January 28, 2008

T.S. Monk Sextet and Mingus Big Band Pay Tribute to Iconic Jazz Masters...

January 22, 2008

Mingus Big Band Tonight Tuesday, January 22nd at the Iridium Jazz Club...

December 11, 2007

Mingus Dynasty Tuesday, December 11th at the Iridium Jazz Club Sets at...

December 04, 2007

Mingus Big Band Tuesday, December 4th Sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM

August 27, 2007

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) Trio 3...

April 09, 2007

Les Paul (Mon) PJQ (Tue 6PM) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Misha Piatigorsky...

April 03, 2007

Mingus Big Band Tuesday, April 3rd at the Iridium Jazz Club

March 05, 2007

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) the Brubeck...

February 19, 2007

Mingus Big Band Tuesday, February 20th at the Iridium Jazz Club Sets at...

February 19, 2007

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) Jimmy Scott...

February 06, 2007

Mingus Big Band Tuesday, February 6th Sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM

August 15, 2006

Previously Unreleased Mingus Big Band Material Availble for the First...

July 24, 2006

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) July 27-30...

The hippest big band in the universe - robust, earthy, sanctified.” -Time Out New York

“The Mingus Big Band - musician for musician - is one of the most spirited and technically gifted bands in the country.” -Seattle Examiner, 2009

“The weekly Monday Mingus show at the Jazz Standard is New York’s most transcendent weekly residency. It’s probably the best in the entire world.” -Lucid Culture, 2009

“A better band than ever today…plenty of meaty, memorable solos… but the real star is this world-class band, swinging through Mingus' music with an ease that masks the pieces' difficulty.” -Tony Scherman in People

“The most inspired, exciting ensemble jazz performance I've attended since the New York night I heard a somewhat different Mingus Big Band in the Fez....” -Philip Elwood The San Francisco Examiner

“The Mingus Big Band is a wonder and an anomaly...the Mingus Band has taken a musical legacy and transformed it into a creative force that generates a contemporary originality and vitality all its own

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Live At Jazz Standard

Not On Label (X-24th Letter Self-released)
2010

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Live In Tokyo

Live In Tokyo

Sunnyside Records
2006

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I Am Three

Not On Label (X-24th Letter Self-released)
2005

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Tonight At Noon. . .Three or Four Shades of Love

Tonight At Noon. ....

Dreyfus Records
2002

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Tonight At Noon: Three Or Four Shades Of Love

Tonight At Noon:...

Dreyfus Records
2002

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Prayer for Passive Resistance

Prayer for Passive Resistance

Mingus Big Band
Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note

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