The Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band remains devoted to the vast repertoire that the late, great bassist and composer Charles Mingus left behind when he died in 1979. MBB plays special big band arrangements by member musicians, as well as Mingus himself and his frequent collaborator Sy Johnson. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at the Fez under Time Cafe in New York City, occasionally alternating with the Charles Mingus Orchestra. In November 2004, the big band began its Tuesday night residency... more