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Doug Beavers

Internationally regarded as cutting-edge trombonist and a renown producer, composer, orchestrator and “arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes), Doug Beavers has earned a Grammy® for his work on Eddie Palmieri’s Listen Here (2006) and has performed, toured and recorded with Eddie Palmieri (La Perfecta II, Ritmo Caliente, Listen Here), Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney (Sentimental Journey, The Last Concert), Hillary McRae, Brian Culbertson, Mingus Big Band, and Pete Escovedo, and many others. His most recent release, Two Shades of Nude (Origin Records), has drawn wide critical acclaim and has currently peaked at #50 on the Jazzweek national radio jazz chart. The recording, featuring a modern jazz nonet, has drawn a wealth of notable critical reviews from Downbeat and Jazztimes magazines

ARTICLE: RADIO

February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

Read "February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

This week on Gift & Messages we mark 50th anniversary of Blue Note releases from February 1970 by flautist Jeremy Steig (Wayfaring Stranger with Eddie Gomez on bass), McCoy Tyner (Extensions with Wayne Shorter, Gary Bartz and Alice Coltrane), and Duke Pearson (I Don't Care Who Knows It), as well as BN-18 from Edmond Hall with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eva Cortés: Crossing Borders

Read "Crossing Borders" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Honduras born vocalist/composer Eva Cortes is, in some ways, a cultural anomaly. Her sound has roots in her Latin American heritage, but bears the aesthetic traits of her upbringing in Sevilla, Spain. On Crossing Borders, Cortés solicits the assistance of master producer/trombonist /arranger Doug Beavers to produce a vibrant recording that reflects her rich ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Willy Torres Orchestra: On Another Path

Read "On Another Path" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Willy Torres has released a new album entitled The Willy Torres Orchestra On Another Path, his third release as a soloist, and a follow-up to his previous albums, Hardcore (2011) and What I Bring (2008). Recorded in New Jersey and released on the Italian label Abanico Records, the album contains fourteen tracks, eight composed by Torres, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

Read "Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity" reviewed by Paul Rauch

My task for the day was to interview legendary trombonist/composer, and jazz icon, Julian Priester. We had met a few times over my 35 years of frequenting the jazz scene in Seattle, coinciding with Priester's years teaching at the esteemed Cornish College of the Arts. In anticipation, I had spent nearly two months preparing, reacquainting myself ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Doug Beavers' Art Of The Arrangement Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Doug Beavers' Art Of The Arrangement Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Grammy Award winner Doug Beavers has been recognized as a leading trombonist and “an arranger of the first-class.” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). ArtistShare is proud to submit his exciting new recording, Art of the Arrangement for this year's Grammy nomination consideration. To celebrate musical arrangement as a unique and vital art form, Beavers has enlisted a dream ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barranquijazz 2015: Trombone Heaven in the Tropics

Read "Barranquijazz 2015: Trombone Heaven in the Tropics" reviewed by Mark Holston

It's impossible to know beforehand what individual performance at a multi-day jazz festival will be remembered as a certifiable highlight. Sometimes the key factor that makes such a magic moment possible is unpredictable and comes out of the blue. At Colombia's recent annual Barranquijazz Festival, the curiosity of a festival staff member led to a particularly ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Colombian Festivals: Exotic Jazz Cocktails

Read "Colombian Festivals: Exotic Jazz Cocktails" reviewed by Mark Holston

As the season of summer jazz festivals in the U.S. winds down to a precious few, including California's iconic, mid-September Monterey Jazz Festival, the eyes and ears of seasoned aficionados may be focused on options in other lands. Don't be surprised if an increasing number of North American fans will find much to their liking in ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

NEW FAN-FUNDED ALBUM BY GRAMMY WINNING TROMBONIST, ARRANGER, AND COMPOSER DOUG BEAVERS Titanes del Trombón will feature renowned musicians Oscar Hernandez, Edsel Gomez, Luisito Quintero, Luques Curtis, and many more. Grammy award winning trombonist, composer, and arranger Doug Beavers, known primarily for his work with Eddie Palmieri and Spanish Harlem Orchestra launches his new fan funded ...

NEWS: EVENT

New York Jazz Workshop Open House This Sunday, March 2nd

New York Jazz Workshop Open House This Sunday, March 2nd

To celebrate its new location at the esteemed Michiko Studios at 149 W 46th St. within mere steps of Times Square, the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music (NYJW) will be hosting an open house on March 2nd from 3 to 5pm for everyone and anyone who’s curious about joining a thriving, passionate community of ...


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