Paul Beaudry Paul Beaudry

Bassist Paul Beaudry enjoys an exceptional career as a performer, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and/or recorded throughout the United States and Europe with great jazz artists like Clark Terry, Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, Cecil Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, Eddie Henderson, Steve Turre, and Wycliffe Gordon. Beaudry currently tours with the Bennie Wallace Quartet, Allan Harris, Eric Lewis Trio, and Alvin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants. He performs regularly in the New York area with Eric Lewis, Lafayette Harris, and the Fabulous Soul Shakers. He also leads his own trios, quartets, and quintets featuring his favorite songs, original music and original arrangements.

An active composer, Beaudry has written large scale and short form compositions in the classical and jazz idiom. He wrote his first piece for orchestra “My Grandfather's Clock” at age 19 with no formal training in composition. His most progressive jazz work, a 1 hour 6-movement jazz suite for 12 instruments, debuted in 1998, “The Billy Childs Suite, Op. 1” which was much talked about and well-received by audience and critics. One of his jazz ballads “I'll Always Miss You” is featured on the Eric Lewis CD “Hopscotch”. His writing has earned him an affiliation as a SESAC writer and publisher under his own Beaudry Bass Music.

Beaudry has produced recordings and arranged numerous compositions for artists in the jazz, folk, world music, and popular music genres. He produced, arranged, and played bass on Buyu Ambroise “Blues in Red” project which fused Haitian drum and dance music with jazz, a successful project which was released by Justin Time Records (JTR 8506-2). He also produced the debut recording of Christian folk singer-songwriter, Todd McDonald, entitled “Changes.” Currently Beaudry is co-producing the debut recording of the up and coming jazz pianist and singer, Ellen Starr.

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