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All About Jazz user John Beaty

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John Beaty is the frontman of the band Beaumont and co-founder/CEO of Stretch Tech. Follow him on Twitter @beaumontnyc.

Beaumont is a small city in East Texas. Beaumont is the birthplace of Joe and John Beaty. Beaumont is their band. Beaumont is their story.

Beaumont is one of the vangaurd groups for the “Stretch Genre”. Joining other premier ”Stretch” groups on the “My Mom Thinks I'm Great Productions” roster, Beaumont is establishing a new and exciting scene. The next question would then be, “What is Stretch?” According to “My Mom Thinks I'm Great Productions”:

“Stretch” is about going beyond the boundaries created by the old gatekeepers and rejecting the pre-set notions of what “rock”, “hip-hop” and “jazz” are.

With the changing landscape of music, so many bands that pull our ideas about music in different ways feel the need to use multiple genres to classify themselves. Not anymore.

“Stretch” is mostly, but not completely, instrumental music that “stretches” traditional ideas of “rock” and “hip-hop” while infusing them with the virtuosity of “jazz”. It takes familiar song forms, harmonies and beats and “stretches” them to create a level of intensity and discovery that's different each time you hear it.

“Stretching” is what musicians do while improvising when they want to raise the intensity and take the music in a new undiscovered direction. As a genre, “Stretch” is about doing that in all aspects of music.

Beaumont is a small city in East Texas. Beaumont is the birthplace of Joe and John Beaty. Beaumont is their band. Beaumont is their story. Based in New York City, the Beaty's bring a little piece of Beaumont with them wherever they go.

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Beaumont is: John Beaty - Alto Saxophone Joe Beaty - Trombone Jason Lindner - Keyboards Aki Ishiguro - Guitar Kevin Smith - Bass Tomoaki Kanno - Drums

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