Born: July 9, 1982 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Joe is a jazz trombonist from Beaumont Texas. A broken home, addicted parents and health problems were no obstacle for Joe and his twin brother to overcome. From an early age the Texas Twins' musical talents landed them full scholarships to study jazz music at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Continuing their scholarship funded musical education at New School University after which they were among the youngest ever faculty members at NYU where they received their Masters degree.
2008 marked their first CD release The Beaty Brothers Band. While respecting their roots and education in American jazz music and improvisation, this album displays their ability to take their life experiences to create an intense and sincere sound that reflects the complex beauty that is accompanied by pain, frustration and adversity.
Regardless of how it’s rated by the critics, brothers Joe and John Beaty’s eponymous debut recording merits a serious listen - because it’s very existence is a testament to their against-all-odds perseverance.... riveting. - by Ken Franckling
(The Beaty Brothers Band) shows instincts that are both based in traditional values and scientific trials, and the outcome is a simmering amalgam of instruments that draws all eyes on them.- - Jazz Review by Susan Francis
Stuff that makes you go DANG!... Did you hear that? Definitely worth checking out!! -by Damian Erskine for Bass Magazine
Folks who subscribe to the theory that the school of hard knocks creates the best musicians should check out the Beaty Brothers Band.- by Eric Slagle for The Daily News
Music, at its very core, is an expression of an artist's thoughts, feelings or experiences. That comes through in a big way with Beaty Brothers Band -by Woodrow Wilkins for All About Jazz
This is one band of brothers to watch. -by Kyle O' Brien for Jazz Society Oregon
Zealously recommended - by Glenn Astarita for EJAZZ News
Let's hope (the Beaty Brothers Band records many more albums)- by Joe Tennis for Bristol Herald Courier
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Joe Beaty began performing in front of live audiences in his home state of Texas at the age of 14. His musical talents earned him a full High School Scholarship to the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI. Continuing his musical education in New York City at New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Studies, Joe earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance. Joe then received his Masters Degree in Music and Composition at New York University and became one of the youngest faculty members as trombone teacher at NYU. Joe Beaty has been able to take the stage with many great musicians such as Jason Lindner, Chick Corea, Richard Bona, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Junior Mance, Joe Lovano, and many others on tours throughout Japan, France, Brazil and Poland. He has also appeared on TV at the Latin Grammies and performed numerous times at Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium, Smalls, Jazz Standard and Carnegie Musical Hall, as well as recorded with musicians such as Dave Liebmann, Lee Konitz, MK Groove Orchestra, and Maxwell to name a few. Overcoming serious health issues, Joe has much experience with playing through health problems and rebuilding after periods of illness and finding motivation to continue playing through it all. Joe also has his own band, The Beaty Brothers Band. Rates $50/hour
Trumpet Trombone Valve Trombone Tuba Euphonium Music Theory Ear Training Songwriting Composition Arranging Improvisation Ensemble Playing Finale