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Songs are full-length. More titles available on request.
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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
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
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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