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Beegie Adair

Once in a while a musician comes along with impeccable technique, deep understanding of the jazz repertoire, an innate tendency to swing and the rare ability to communicate the heart and soul of a tune to listeners. That musician is Beegie Adair. About her music Adair says, “Falling in love with jazz is like falling in love with a person, except with jazz you never get over it.” About Beegie (say B-G) Adair, what do others say? Jazz great Helen Merrill salutes her “inventive jazz sense, her wonderful sense of time and improvised melody.” Christopher Louden of Jazz Times magazine says Adair is “an accomplished artist with a delicate touch.” The Los Angeles Times calls her music “Elegant.” Entertainment News writes, “Beegie Adair is one of the finest piano players in the world.” Intrigued? So are thousands of jazz fans, who agree with critics about Adair’s sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and who have made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Citing George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner among her influences, Adair has recorded 24 CDs, ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads

ARTICLE: RADIO

Women's History Month Begins and A Broad Spectrum Celebrates Four Years!

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Happy fourth birthday to A Broad Spectrum! We hope to be on the air for many years to come. The first broadcast of Women's History Month includes new releases from vocalists Sinne Eeg, Aubrey Johnson, Judy Niemack and Gina Saputo, pianists Lara Driscoll, Jen Allen, saxophonist Jimmy Greene and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, with birthday shout ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen

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Halfway through February Fundraising, this broadcast included new releases from pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonist Jessica Jones, vocalists Kristen Lee Sergeant and Juno nominee Diana Panton, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom plus a special release from duo Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake, with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway, Sergio Mendes and Nicole Mitchell, among others. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

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This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour ...

Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: As Long As I Live; I Thought About You; I’ll Close My Eyes; Witchcraft; This Could Be The Start of Something Big; Change Partners; Oh! Look At Me Now; Lullaby Of The Leaves; Fly Away; You Fascinate Me So; Whisper Not; It Amazes Me; Will You Still Be Mine?; Why Did I Choose You?

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Beegie Adair: Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio

Read "Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The true beauty of any Beegie Adair recording is that it will be straight down the middle mainstream jazz. It is money in the bank. Adair's 50-year career has found her leading her jazz trio, writing advertising jingles and accompanying vocalists, as she does on the present Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio. Ramey, a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Beegie Adair makes rare NYC appearance at Birdland with vocalist Monica Ramey, January 13, 6PM

Beegie Adair makes rare NYC appearance at Birdland with vocalist Monica Ramey, January 13, 6PM

Monica Ramey makes NYC debut at Birdland with special guest Beegie Adair Monica Ramey's CD “Make Someone Happy," is receiving nationwide airplay on jazz radio, including Music Choice and DMX. She makes her New York City debut, January 13, 2011, at Birdland with special guest the legendary Beegie Adair, a 2010 Billboard Japan Jazz Artist of the ...

An Affair To Remember: Romantic Movie Songs Of The 1950's

Label: Village Square Music
Released: 2005
Track listing: An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair), Three Coins In The Fountain, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, The Bad And The Beautiful, A Certain Smile, Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, Moonglow, Pete Kelly's Blues, From Here To Eternity, Blue Gardenia, Ruby, Fascination.


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