The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of the late, great composer/bassist Charles Mingus. 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. 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. The band won a GRAMMY in 2011 for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" with their recording Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.