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 nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City and thereafter maintained weekly performances, including a Mingus Orchestra run at the brand new Joe's Pub.
"Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard brought the original Mingus Dynasty back into the mix and Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has a Grammy win and seven nominations among its eleven recordings. The new album in 2022 is titled: The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions.
“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 spiritedand technically gifted bands in the country." - Seattle Examiner
Photo credits: Gulnara Khamatova (header) and Boris Dunand (thumbnail)
$35 / $17.50 students
Student tickets are available for the 9:30pm show only and are available for purchase in-person at the box office or by phone (212-967-7555). Student tickets are not available for purchase online.
6PM and 9PM
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.