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BIO

Born in Louisiana, Beasley started writing arrangements in junior high school, which sparked the attention of Jimmy Lyons—the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival—who recommended him for a scholarship at the Stan Kenton summer jazz camp. The pianist cut his teeth with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard in the 1980s and has since performed and recorded with a who’s who of artists including James Brown, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, Steely Dan, Dianne Reeves, Sergio Mendes, Carly Simon, John Patitucci, Al Jarreau, Kelly Clarkson, George Duke, John Legend, Chick Corea, Destiny’s Child and Queen Latifah, among others.

Living in Hollywood, Beasley juggled a touring musician’s schedule while working in studios composing for award-winning television sitcoms and commercials including Cheers, Family Ties, Star Trek and Fame, to name a few. He has worked with multiple Oscar-nominated film composer Thomas Newman for three decades on credits including James Bond Spectre and Skyfall, Get On Up: James Brown, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I & II, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory, Wall-E, Shawshank Redemption and more.

While touring with Miles Davis, Beasley was inspired to make his first of eleven recordings, Cauldron—which was produced by Walter Becker of Steely Dan-and went on to earn a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his 2011 release Positootly. He has since served as musical director for the Monk Institute’s gala concerts since 2011, guiding legends and the next generation of jazz greats through all-star tributes to Quincy Jones, Bill Clinton, George Duke and Aretha Franklin. He has also served this role for International Jazz Day since 2012, notably at the White House’s 2016 blowout bash. Under the global eye, he seamlessly shaped the televised concert featuring Aretha Franklin, Wayne Shorter, Joey Alexander and Sting through a night of swing and celebration. Since 2005, Beasley has worked as Lead Arranger for American Idol until its final season in 2016, and ushered the twelve female finalists of 2005 (including Carrie Underwood) by coaching and rehearsing them as well as selecting and arranging songs.

SHOWS
Oct
21
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Eisenhower Theater – 2700 F Street, NW  Washington D.C. 20566
Oct
24
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Prospect Cafe
345 Prospect Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
Oct
31
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Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
1
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Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
2
Steve Davis
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
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Steve Davis
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
4
Steve Davis
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
5
Steve Davis
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
Nov
7
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Prospect Cafe
345 Prospect Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
Nov
10
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Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada
Nov
11
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Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada
Nov
19
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Flying Bison Brewery
840 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14210
Nov
20
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Black Eye’d Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
350 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 06103
Nov
21
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City Sports Grille
525 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Nov
22
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323 Bar
323 Main St. Wesport, CT 06880
Nov
24
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The Side Door Jazz Club
85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT 06371
Nov
25
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South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
Nov
28
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Prospect Cafe
345 Prospect Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
Nov
29
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Small’s Jazz Club
183 West 10th St. New York, NY 10014
Nov
30
Steve Davis
Small’s Jazz Club
183 West 10th St. New York, NY 10014
NEWS

  • Steve Davis – “Think Ahead” – Available May 26 - In life as in jazz, you never know what’s coming around the next corner — so it’s always best to think ahead. Trombonist/composer Steve Davis not only offers those two words as a sound piece of advice on his new album, Think Ahead, but exemplifies the art of putting it into action. Out May 26 from…

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Think Ahead

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Record Label:  Smoke Sessions
Release Date:  May 26, 2017