Friday, March 12, 2010

John Beasley's master class & concert @ Vitello's

March 13th, John Beasley @ Vitello's
Master Class: 11:00am-4:00pm
Concert: 8:00pm & 10pm
John Beasley Jazz Circle with Ian Martin (bass) & Oscar Seaton (drums)

John Beasley piano Master Class & Evening Concert
Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Reservations 818-769-0905
Bill Kohlhaase former jazz critic of the LA Times described John Beasley’s playing and music as “reflecting 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 solo recording career began in 1989 when he was touring with Miles Davis. He released his first album “Cauldron,” which was produced by Walter Becker (Steely Dan) on Windam Hill Records, to critical acclaim. He has since released his ninth CD, "Positootly!" with mostly original songs, featuring Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bennie Maupin, James Genus, Brian Lynch, and Munyungo Jackson.

In addition to his work as a composer/pianist and bandleader, Beasley works in film and TV, including lead arranger for “American Idol.” He is also a sought after educator. He has given master classes and workshops at universities and schools worldwide, including New York University, Grammy Camp, ASCAP “I Create Music.”

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