Born: August 26, 1960 Primary Instrument: Piano
Since moving to New York in 1985, Jim Beard has toured the world extensively with some of the greatest names in music including Steely Dan, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and Wayne Shorter. He has recorded with artists from an extremely wide range of musical styles. From Dizzy Gillespie to the Brecker Brothers. Dianne Reeves to Meshell Ndegeocello. Toninho Horta to Steve Vai.
Jim has over 100 published compositions featured on recordings by John McLaughlin, Michael Brecker and many others and in books such as The New Real Book. He has appeared with the Metropole Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and performed in major festivals such as JVC, Montreux, Live Under the Sky, North Sea, Montreal, and stages in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Blue Note (New York and Japan), CBGBs, Montmartre and many more. His writing has been used in television, movies and radio call signals and his piano playing can be heard in major Hollywood film scores....
Fever; Princess; Hope; Mirrors; At the Glee Club; Relief; Jazz; Jambolay; Trip.
Personel: Jim Beard: keys, vocals; Jon Herington: guitar, banjo; Bob Malach: bassett horn, clarinet, flute; Arto Tuncboyaciyan: percussion, vocals; Tim Lefebvre: bass; Matt Garrison: bass; Gene Lake: drums; Zach Danziger: drums; Pete Davenport: wood flute, vocals. Truly (1997) - Jim Beard Lost at the Carnival (1994) - Jim Beard Song of the Sun (1991) - Jim Beard
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