Leading his own groups plus The Tom Beckham Trio, Norville Trio, and his quartet SLICE, Tom Beckham has released three CD’s to date: “Suspicions” (Fresh Sound New Talent, 1999) “Center Songs” (Sunnyside, 2006), and “Rebound” (2008). In 2015 he released a duo album with guitarist Brad Shepik entitled Flower Starter. He also performs on solo vibraphone and is a Vic Firth artist.
As a versatile sideman in New York for more than 20 years, Beckham has toured with/performed and/or recorded with a diverse list of groups and musicians including Brad Shepik's Across the Way quartet, George Schuller’s Circle Wide, JC Sanford’s Jazz Orchestra, jazz guitarist Rale Micic, the Motown/Soul group The Soul Night Band, jazz vocalist Jaclyn Guillou; the swing-era ensembles of Lapis Luna, Flying Home, and Bliss Blood; Joseph C. Phillips’ Numinous Ensemble; cellist Jody Redhage’s Fire In July; the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP); pop/lounge artist Betty Black, as well as session work for TV networks such as PBS and HBO.
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January 06, 2009
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham at Cornelia Street Cafe
December 15, 2008
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham CD Release at Smalls Jazz on December 16
November 14, 2008
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham at the Bar Next Door November 15th
April 07, 2008
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham at Brooklyn Lyceum Wednesday, April 9
February 20, 2008
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham Quartet, Feb. 25 at Spike Hill, Brooklyn
October 23, 2007
Vibist Tom Beckham at Jazz Improv Live Festival, Sat 11/27
October 05, 2006
Vibist Tom Beckham at Twins Jazz, Washington DC, Oct. 26th
one of the top 10 New Releases of 2008. - Paul Blair/Hothouse Magazine
...here's someone who makes the vibraphone sound like the most grand of jazz instruments. /- John Book, thisisbooksmusic.com/
Brooklyn-based vibraphonist Tom Beckham is a lyrical player with a flair for writing distinctive, memorable tunes. - Jazz.com
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