GERRY BEAUDOIN TRIO FEATURING GERARD BEAUDOIN III AND BRAD HALLEN

Gerry Beaudoin Jazz Allstars featuring Howard Alden And Gerartd Beaudoin III

Blue Once Again

The Snail

 

GERARD BEAUDOIN VIBES AND BRAD HALLEN ACOUSTIC BASS

“… The father and son team weave sinuous lines and complex musical phrases together truly in the tradition of the art of jazz accompanied by the rock solid acoustic bass of Brad Hallen.

Bart Weisman – Provincetown Jazz Festival Executive Director                                                                                                “… Beaudoin and his trio play with verve and panache on their live recording. Beaudoin has a lovely harmonic sense, a good deal of lyricism, and most importantly he swings like crazy. ”

Chris Burden – String Jazz Magazine UK

 

After decades of recording and touring the USA and Canada with the likes of rock superstar turned jazz guitarist, Jay Geils of the J.Geils Band , blues icon Duke Robillard, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli and mandolinist David Grisman , award winning jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin had to look no further than his family to form his latest group with his son Gerard Beaudoin III on vibes and acoustic bassist Brad Hallen.  “Gerard, may be younger than Brad and I but he lights a big a fire under our playing and pushes me and my music to the limit.   A combination of his youthful enthusiasm and ability on his instrument makes him the perfect foil for me.  Brad’s musical maturity and wisdom is the icing on the cake for me. “

 

Gerry has had the honor of having his music placed on the Grammy Awards ballot three times in his career and is the recipient of two Cadence Jazz Magazine Editors Choice Awards and a NAIRD award for best jazz recording.  A veteran of over fifty recordings he is the founder of the critically acclaimed Boston Jazz Ensemble and the jazz guitar group New Guitar Summit featuring Gerry alongside legendary guitarist Jay Geils of the J.Geils Band and blues icon Duke Robillard . Gerry was profiled in the definitive book on jazz guitar, The Great Guitarists” and his performance on the DVD” Live At The Stonham Theater “was called one of the “significant on screen appearances by jazz guitarists “ on film.  He was invited to participate in a Statesman of Jazz tour in 2007.

Called a “mature talent “ by no less of an authority than music icon Jay Geils, founder of the J. Geils Band, Gerard  is largely self taught on vibes.   He  has performed with some real musical giants in his young career including , Duke Robillard,  Grammy winning saxophonist and arranger Fred Lipsius from Blood Sweat and Tears,  jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli and saxophone great Harry Allen . Gerard co-wrote the new jazz standard   ”I Often Thought You’d Never Leave Me” which was placed on the Grammy Awards Ballot in 2012. An in demand session player his thoughtful and tasteful vibes has graced recordings in the jazz, blues and folk idioms.

 

Acoustic bassist Brad Hallen is a multi talented genre jumping musician. From his stint with the industrial 1980’s speed metal band Ministry to his present work with blues icon Duke Robillard his inventive lines and rock solid bottom lay the foundation for good, grooving music. His stops along the way with musicians like Grammy winning singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi honed his abilities as well as presenting his musical prowess to fans across the continent. Brad is a first call bassist in his home town of Boston and the veteran of numerous recording projects including award winning projects with the Duke Robillard Band. Brad earned himself a Grammy Nominated recording for his work with ‘America’s best little big band, Roomful of Blues.”

 

 


					
            
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