Virtuosic pianist John Beasley will be accompanying improvisational vocal jazz singer Dwight Trible for two performances at The Vic in Santa Monica. Showtimes are 8 and 10 PM.
From TV reality to on-stage reality, virtuosic pianist, John Beasley, wrapped his work as Musical Director of TV’s reality show, Pussycat Dolls Presents: The Search for the Next Doll and returns to his first love, Jazz on stage with Dwight Trible.
Beasley is that rare musical chameleon shifting to the demands of living in Hollywood. On Fridays, he receives a song from American Idol, which he has to arrange in less than 12 hours to meet a Saturday 6 AM deadline. Daily, for the Pussycat Dolls show, he was followed by a camera while he coached and rehearsed the contestants. And, almost every weekend, Beasley continues to play jazz in local clubs to keep music central to his soul.
On Thursday, March 29, Beasley will be featured accompanying improvisational vocal jazz singer Dwight Trible. John Waters, Music Critic, for the Guardian newspaper says of Trible, “He has the most beautiful baritone singing voice, but he's deep in both senses of the word. You might be reminded a little bit of Johnny Hartman or Leon Thomas or Billy Eckstein, but Trible is very much his own man….”
Bill Kohlhaase, Jazz Critic, for the LA Times, is able to sum up Beasley’s playing with this review of his live performance, “The first set was particularly intense and decidedly emotional...Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.”
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Vic for Jazz
2640 Main Street at Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA United States
Cost: $20 with 2 item minimum
The Vic for Jazz 888-367-5299 - $20 with 2 item minimum.
Lorna Chiu Tel: 310-314-0223
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