Doug Beavers' Latin Jazz Orchestra
Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the exciting music of Doug Beavers' Latin Jazz Orchestra
"Beavers is only 31 - a mere infant in jazz speak -but he's already accomplished more than some jazz musicians do during entire careers." – Jim Harrington, Contra Costa Times, 2008
In exceedingly high demand as a cutting edge trombonist as well as an internationally-renown producer, composer, orchestrator and "arranger of the first-class" (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes), Doug Beavers has become known for a meticulous attention to quality and his "unsurpassed work ethic" (Jim Harrington, The Concert Blog) in his music. These defining qualities have recently earned him a Grammy® award for his work on Latin legend Eddie Palmieri's star-studded release Listen Here (2006), as well as the opportunity to perform, tour, record and collaborate with world-class musicians including Eddie Palmieri (La Perfecta II, Ritmo Caliente, Listen Here), Rosemary Clooney (Sentimental Journey, The Last Concert), Mingus Big Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Brian Culbertson, Pete Escovedo and countless others. His first studio production, Jazz, Baby! (2007, Origin Records), was dedicated to young fans of jazz and big band swing and has received extensive radio airplay in the US, in addition to being reviewed by a wealth of jazz and children's publications.
Doug Beavers decided to dedicate his life to music upon turning down a full scholarship to attend the University of California, Davis to study Electrical Engineering. On a chance hearing of John Coltrane's Crescent on the radio, Beavers pulled off the road that lead to UC Davis and made a literal and figurative U-Turn. The next day, he was accepted to California State University, East Bay (formally Hayward) and would go on to earn his bachelor's degree in music, studying classical trombone with San Francisco Opera bass trombonist Dave Ridge and jazz arranging with renown arranger Dave Eshelman. Feeling the need to expand his musical scope further, he set his sights on establishing a career in New York City.
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