The Mingus Big Band is an ensemble, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of Charles Mingus. It is managed by his widow, Sue Mingus, along with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. In addition to its weekly Monday night appearance at Jazz Standard in New York City, the Mingus Big Band tours frequently, giving performances and clinics in America, Europe, and other parts of the world.

The band has received six Grammy Award nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.


  • Nostalgia in Times Square (Dreyfus, 1993)
  • Gunslinging Birds (Dreyfus, 1995)
  • Live in Time (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • Que Viva Mingus! (Dreyfus, 1997)
  • Blues & Politics (Dreyfus, 1999)
  • Tonight at Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love (Dreyfus, 2002)
  • I Am Three (Sunnyside, 2005)
  • Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note (Sunnyside, 2006)
  • Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard (Audio & Video Labs, 2010)
  • Mingus Sings (Sunnyside, 2015)[1]

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  1. ^ "Mingus Big Band | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

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