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.
Conn 6H Trombone, with Custom Rosolino Warburton Mouthpiece
The Beaty Brothers Band's self titled CD exhibits both musical muscle and
passion. We don't dwell on the technique, Joe says, though the disc amply
demonstrates the brothers wealth of chops. We're more interested in getting
across the emotion. Understandable. That the two play from the heart
shouldn't surprise anyone. -Ross Boissoneu, Jazziz Magazine Summer 2009
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...
Willing to teach
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
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.