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John Beaty is the frontman of the band Beaumont and one of the founders of the Stretch Movement. 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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John Beaty - Alto Saxophone
Joe Beaty - Trombone
Jason Lindner - Keyboards
Aki Ishiguro - Guitar
Kevin Smith - Bass
Tomoaki Kanno - Drums