Grammy- and Emmy nominated recording artist John Beasley’s music career spans three decades.
LA Times jazz critic Bill Kohlhaasee describes Beasley’s music and playing as 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.”
Beasley's credits cross the spectrum of the entertainment world: performing, recording, arranging, composing, producing and touring with major jazz, pop, and global artists, along with working on blockbuster films; composing for hit-TV series and award-winning commercials. With the popularity of reality singing TV shows, Beasley has taken the helm as Music Director for productions with major studio shows.
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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
Los Angeles, CA
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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, The Music School (Utah), ASCAP (I Create Music) Politrius Music School
(Guatemala), Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Maastricht Conservatories in
Netherlands, to name a few.
Private lessons - rates are negotiable
Hours - when not on tour