Trumpet Artist...

Craig "Monk" Ewing

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Inspired by legends Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson, after a full ride in college completing music degrees, Monk began his career playing jazz combo work at the Playboy Club in New Orleans. For the past 30 years, Monk has performed with great jazz names like Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Byrd, Candy Johnson, Art Farmer, Urbie Green, Clark Terry, Buddy Rich and Dizzy Gillespie. He has produced major events with main stream artists such as Bad Company, Little River Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Doc Watson, Bill Watrous, The 5th Dimension, Tuxedo Junction, The American Rock Ensemble, The Rose New Orleans, Amazing Rhythm Aces, Sam Bush, Drivin N Cryin, Leon Russell, and many more. After Hurricane Katrina Monk came full circle and opened Club 300 Jazz Bistro in New Orleans. Voted the top jazz venue there he produced,countless performances by incredible musicians such as Steve Masakowski, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Dagradi, George Duke, Lil' Wayne, Missy Elliot, Jason Marsalis, Doug Belote, Vinny Demartino, Brad Goode and many more. Now leading his own group...The Jazz Organism...Monk draws from 30 years in the jazz world and is accompanied by the best in the business. Contact Monk today to light up your venue, festival or event!

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About the Jazz Organism


The Monk Ewing Jazz Organism is a living, growing, evolving musical experience!  Led by renowned trumpet artist, producer, arranger and New Orleans club owner, Monk Ewing, the Jazz Organism is comprised of the finest musicians from New Orleans and around the United States. If you are looking for the depth of experience, talent and musical wizardry, the Organism is the choice to heighten your musical experience. Monk gathers the finest performers and morphs the music to your distinctive jazz taste, New Orleans Trad, and Funk, blistering Bop and Standards and Pop Fusion are all infused with fabulous vocalists and a groovy vibe. The Organism abides. Contact them today to make your club or festival light up with great jazz!

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