DOUG BEAVERS - TROMBONE
Grammy® Award winner Doug Beavers has been hailed by critics and fellow musicians as a leading trombonist of his generation and “an arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). After moving to New York and receiving his Master’s Degree in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002, he was catapulted to international significance when he was discovered by NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his historic La Perfecta group of the 1960s. He won a Grammy® Award with Palmieri for Listen Here in 2006, an album which featured such jazz leaders as Michael Brecker, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and John Scofield.
Doug Beavers has since went on to perform, arrange and record for Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Ruben Blades, Sheila E., Giovanni Hidalgo, Típica ’73, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Paul Simon, and countless others. As a leader, he’s recorded three critically acclaimed albums; Titanes del Trombón (Artistshare, 2015) was met with critical success and has garnered positive reviews from Downbeat, Jazziz, earning a “Best of 2015” pick from Descarga.com.
Always a strong advocate for music education, Beavers established the Harlem School of Urban Music (harlemschool.org) in 2010, and has served as adjunct professor, lecturer, and adviser at many prominent colleges and universities in the US and abroad.