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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.

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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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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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