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Vibist Tom Beckham at Twins Jazz, Washington DC, Oct. 26th

SOURCE: Published: 2006-10-05
TOM BECKHAM GROUP
at Twins Jazz
1344 U. St. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 234-0072
www.twinsjazz.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2006
8pm $12 cover

Celebrating the release of his new CD Center Songs (Sunnyside/Apria)

Featuring:

Tom Beckham - vibraphone
Chris Cheek - saxes
Henry Hey - piano
Dave Ambrosio - bass
Diego Voglino - drums

Celebrating his second CD as a leader, Center Songs, vibraphonist Tom Beckham brings his exciting group of New York musicians to Twins Jazz.

As a native of the DC/Maryland area, much of his inspiration came early from hearing the music of artists such as Milt Jackson, Count Basie, and Wes Montgomery broadcast from nearby Washington D.C. jazz radio stations--a family staple of entertainment. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music where he studied with Gary Burton and later moved to the New York City area where he has been living, peforming, and recording for 12 years.

On October 26th, he'll bring some of his closest New York collaborators, including saxophonist Chris Cheek (Paul Motian, Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra), pianist Henry Hey (Bill Bruford, Joe Locke), bassist Dave Ambrosio and drummer Diego Voglino.

Recent press:

“The tunes on the new Center Songs are itchy, animated, and Shorter-esque--meaning the vibraphonist likes to keep an eye on harmonic options when he's penning intricate pieces for his poised little outfit"--Jim Macnie, The Village Voice

“Tom Beckham is a fine vibes soloist, but his sophomore release as a group leader shows that he enjoys balancing that with songwriting and group dynamics. Beckham's approach is reminiscent of older band leaders like Paul Motian and Chico Hamilton (and also of some of Stefon Harris' sessions) but Beckham's work has a sound all its own-- which is what jazz is really about"--Nick Dedina, Rhapsody.com


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