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John Beasley

JOHN BEASLEY GRAMMY® and EMMY Award-nominated recording artist PIANIST / COMPOSER / ARRANGER / MUSIC DIRECTOR

“Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.” –Los Angeles Times

GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist and Emmy-nominated Music Director John Beasley’s music career spans four decades with credits that read like a “who’s who” list in the music and film/TV entertainment.

HIGHLIGHTS OF JOHN BEASLEY’S CAREER as PIANIST/KEYBOARDIST Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Lee Ritenour, Kenny Garrett, AR Rahman, Baaba Mal, Jon Hassell, Ivan Lins, Sergio Mendes, Yosvany Terry, Ruthie Foster, Dave Gruisin, even a stint with James Brown, to name a few.

DISCOGRAPHY MONK’estra, Vol 2 John Beasley conductor/arranger - Mack Avenue Records (2017)double-Grammy nominated MONK’estra, Vol 1 John Beasley conductor/arranger - Mack Avenue Records (2016) double-Grammy nominated 3 Brave Souls John Beasley, Ndugu Chancler, Darryl Jones - BFM Jazz Positootly! Jeff Watts, Bennie Maupin, James Genus - Resonance Records Grammy nominated Letter to Herbie Jeff Watts, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride - Resonance Records One LIVE Night Gary Novak, Dave Carpenter, Carlos Del Puerto – BFM Jazz Nuances solo piano - EWE Japan Surfacing Vinnie Colaiuta, Robert Hurst - EWE Japan, BFM Jazz Cauldron John Patittucci, Bill Summers, Rickey Minor, Peter Erskine - Windham Hill (producer Walter Becker) A Change of Heart John Patittucci, Terri Lynn Carrington, Freddie Washington - Windham Hill (producer Walter Becker) 10/10:The Music of Thelonious Monk John Beasley and Steve Cardenas,TDK Japan Commotion 2: Sampler of Windham Hill Jazz – Windham Hill Mose the Fireman (book on tape, narrator Michael Keaton, music by John Beasley and Walter Becker)

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John Beasley is one of the best pianists and improvisers on the jazz scene today. Beasley is a master musician, with total command of the jazz language, and his playing is always intense in both emotion and technique. —All About Jazz (Wilbert Sostre)

“The pianist and composer John Beasley has one of the most formidable tasks of anyone associated with today's International Jazz Day, the celebration produced by UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. He's music director of the centerpiece concert to be live-streamed from Istanbul ...That means Beasley put together the lineups from a star-studded international cast, with a set list meant to charm the world

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

Beasley has led music/jazz/piano clinics and workshops worldwide over the past 25 years across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America, including The Grammy Foundation's camps, Frost School of Music, U of Miami Manhattan School of Music Julliard Rutgers University The Music School (Utah), ASCAP (I Create Music) Politrius Music School (Guatemala), CoDarts, Rotterdam Conservatory Maastricht Conservatory Amsterdam Conservatory... to name a few Private lessons - rates are negotiable Hours - when not on tour

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Feb15Fri
John Beasley's Monk'estra
Soka Performing Arts Center
Aliso Viejo, CA
$40

Discography

Monk'estra, Vol. 2

Monk'estra, Vol. 2

Mack Avenue Records
2017

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MONK’estra, Vol. 2

MONK’estra, Vol. 2

Mack Avenue Records
2017

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MONK'estra, Vol. 1

MONK'estra, Vol. 1

Mack Avenue Records
2016

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3 Brave Souls

3 Brave Souls

BFM Jazz
2012

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Letter to Herbie

Letter to Herbie

Resonance Records
2011

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Positootly!

Positootly!

Resonance Records
2009

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Wanna Get Away?

Wanna Get Away?

John Beasley
3 Brave Souls

So Tired

So Tired

John Beasley
Positootly!

4AM

4AM

John Beasley
Letter To Herbie

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