“Jazz Brunch” with the Perry Beekman Trio
Jazz Brunch at Bearsville Theater with LIVE Music from Perry Beekman Trio
Live music from 12pm
Perry Beekman – Guitar/ Vocals
Joe Kaczorowski – Saxophone
Lou Pappas – Bass
Every fine jazz artist realizes, at some point in his life, that jazz is a path to self-discovery and transcendence. For guitarist/vocalist Perry Beekman, that epiphany happened four years into his guitar studies at the age of 15 when he heard the recordings of the immortal jazz guitarist Charlie Christian. Prior to that defining moment, Beekman had been inspired by another legendary guitarist, Rev. Gary Davis. Studying with the Davis-taught Woody Mann, Perry reveled in the combination of ragtime, blues and gospel that the Reverend preached. Another profound breakthrough occurred for the young Brooklyn-born guitarist when Perry heard the classic recordings of Billie Holiday accompanied by the tenor saxophone titan Lester Young.
For the last decade, Joe Kaczorowski was the saxophonist and band leader of the national award-winning Kazz Music Orchestra, with which he led performances throughout the Hudson Valley and Northeast. He has performed at jazz festivals across the US with Billboard chart-topping smooth jazz trumpeter, Cindy Bradley. Outside of performing, Joe is involved as a Board member or volunteer supporting a range of organizations throughout the world, including serving as Treasurer and Board member of Opus Ithaca, a community music school in Central NY with nearly 500 students.
Bassist Lou Pappas’ career encompasses both Jazz and Classical music. After beginning with orchestras in Colorado and Oklahoma, he moved to New York to accept the position as bassist with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, from which he retired in 2006. Since then, Mr. Pappas has kept a steady pace of performance with many groups in the New York area, such as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Taconic Opera Company, Woodstock Symphony Orchestra and the symphonies of Ridgefield and New Haven, Connecticut.
We do ask for a small cover charge. Too often, local musicians are paid poorly (or not at all and expected to work for tips). We are leading the fight to pay for musicians a decent amount for their contribution. Respect our Musicians and Keep Music Alive!