Tom Beckham

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.

“Here’s someone who makes the vibraphone sound like the most grand of jazz instruments.”—John Book/thisisbooksmusic.com

“Beckham’s approach is reminiscent of older band leaders like Paul Motian and Chico Hamilton, but Beckham’s work has a sound all its own—which is what jazz is really about.”—Rhapsody.com

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”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

Primary Instrument

Vibraphone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Keepin’ It Real

Self Produced
2021

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Steelonious

Self Produced
2016

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Rebound

Apria Records
2009

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Rebound

Apria Records
2008

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Center Songs

HighNote
2006

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