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John Beasley

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

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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, 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

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Albums

3 Brave Souls: John Beasley, Darryl Jones, Ndugu Chancler
3 Brave Souls: John...
BFM Jazz
2012
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Positootly!
Positootly!
Resonance Records
2009
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Letter To Herbie
Letter To Herbie
Resonance Records
2008
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One Live Night
One Live Night
Self Produced
2005
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