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Gerry Beaudoin

Big Noise is representing Gerry Beaudoin's catalog of recordings and songs for placement and licensing in film, TV, and advertising. Music supervisors can contact Big Noise about Gerry's catalog at 401-274-4770 (USA) or by emailing al@bignoisenow.com.

Below, grouped by instrumentation, is a sampling of original Gerry Beaudoin songs and recordings. Songs are full-length. More titles available on request. We represent control of all master recordings.

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Contact Information:
Gerry Beaudoin / The Francesca Agency

Phone: 781-894-7984
Email: gbeaudoin@rcn.com
Address: 92 Greenwood Lane, Waltham, MA 02451 USA

Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as a band leader, arranger and guitarist. His first national success was in 1990 with the Boston Jazz Ensemble. Gerry then went on to make two critically acclaimed Gerry Beaudoin Trio recordings with mandolin titan, David Grisman. The award-winning guitarist (1992 National Association of Independent Record Distributors Honorable Mention in the traditional jazz category - 1993 and 1995 CADENCE EDITORS CHOICE AWARD / Placed on ballot for a Grammy Award nomination consideration - 1998) has had a career that has spanned almost thirty years.

A graduate of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, Gerry quickly became a fixture on the New England jazz scene. Encouraged by jazz guitar legends Bucky Pizzarelli and Kenny Burrell after meeting them as a young student , Gerry combined the chordal techniques and sensibilities of Bucky Pizzarelli with the easy, bluesy swing of Kenny Burrell to create a unique style all his own.

Within a few short years Gerry had performed or recorded with many jazz and blues luminaries including Ronnie Earl, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Jay McShann, Dick Johnson, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Duke Robillard, Lowell Fulsom, Gatemouth Brown, Dave McKenna, Alan Dawson, harmonica legend Jerry Portnoy (Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters), saxophonist Harry Allen, and three-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson.

In 1990 Gerry released his first recording as a leader with the Boston Jazz Ensemble titled 'In A Sentimental Mood.' Released to rave reviews and critical acclaim, it catapulted Gerry onto the national jazz scene. It was quickly followed by two other well-received recordings 'Sentimental Over You' and 'Sentimental Christmas.' It is a tribute to Gerry and the Boston Jazz Ensemble that 'In A Sentimental Mood' is a best-seller and still in print sixteen years later, having been reissued by NorthStar Music along with 'Sentimental Christmas' to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this great band and their timeless recordings.

When Gerry teamed up with mandolin titan David Grisman, he had a revelation about his career and music. The pure acoustic sound of guitar without amplification and the blending of styles and genre became a hallmark in Gerry's career from then on. Gerry and David with guest guitarist, blues icon, Duke Robillard, first recorded the acoustic music cult favorite, 'Minor Swing.'

Gerry again invited David back in the studio for 'Just Among Friends.' The latter, submitted for consideration for a Grammy nomination in 1998 also featured jazz guitar legend and mentor, Bucky Pizzarelli. and clarinetist Billy Novick.

In 1997, Gerry formed the New Guitar Summit featuring himself, blues legend Duke Robillard and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Jay Geils from the legendary J. Geils Band. Their signature three-part guitar harmonies and easy camaraderie on stage made them favorites of audiences across the USA and Canada. Stellar reviews of their performances and recordings have compared them favorably to the Great Guitars which featured jazz guitar legends Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd.

After years of guesting with the New Guitar Summit, stellar jazz guitarist Howard Alden replaced Duke Robillard as a permanent member in 2008. The recipient of numerous awards and accolades in the jazz world, Howard is best known as the off-screen guitar voice of Sean Penn in the Woody Allen movie 'Sweet and Lowdown.'

While on a tour of western Canada in 2006, New Guitar Summit was invited into the studio by Canadian rock 'n' roll legend Randy Bachman from the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive for the recording 'Randy Bachman and the New Guitar Summit: Jazz Thing Two.'

In 2003, Gerry returned to his acoustic roots and formed Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings featuring Jay Geils. Featuring Gerry and Jay on acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, mandolin, and violin, they combine elements of blues, swing, jazz, and gypsy to create a cross-genre concert attraction of unparalleled excitement and creativity.

Their new recording 'Kings of Strings' is on Arbors Jazz. The Kings of Strings were chosen for a Statesmen of Jazz tour in 2007.

Gerry is available for concert appearances and clinics in a multitude of special projects, as well as the featured artist with the Gerry Beaudoin Trio, a classic jazz guitar trio featuring Jesse Williams on acoustic bass, and Les Harris, Jr. on drums.

Gerry has two new recordings coming out in 2010. Whether with New Guitar Summit, the Boston Jazz Ensemble, the Gerry Beaudoin Trio, the Howard Alden/Gerry Beaudoin 7-String Jazz Guitar Duo, or as the featured guest of a symphony orchestra, Gerry is a versatile guitarist of the younger generation, steeped in the tradition and history of the music.

Gerry has appeared on over 40 recordings in his career and three DVDs.

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