The Mingus Big Band is an ensemble, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of the late Charles Mingus. It is managed by his widow, Sue Mingus and represented by Michael Kline. In addition to its weekly Monday night appearance at the Jazz Standard in New York City, the Mingus Big Band also tours frequently in Europe and other parts of the world. The band has featured an impressive array of musicians: Steve Slagle, Randy Brecker, Frank Lacy, John Stubblefield, Chris Potter, Ryan Kisor, Alex Foster, Jack Walrath (an alumnus of one of Mingus' last bands), Vincent Herring, Ronnie Cuber, John Hicks, Seamus Blake, Jimmy Knepper, and many more.
The band has received six Grammy nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for the album MINGUS BIG BAND LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD.
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