Doug Beavers

Doug Beavers

BandJazzLatin

Recently garnering a Grammy® Award for work on Eddie Palmieri’s Listen Here (2006), Doug Beavers Rovira has toured worldwide with the likes of Eddie Palmieri and Mingus Big Band as trombonist, composer and arranger. His latest release, "Jazz, Baby" (Origin) is currently receiving national airplay.

Biography

“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.

The present finds Doug Beavers active in a wide swath of musical endeavors. He has just completed production on his debut solo release, featuring an all-NYC cast of musicians scored for a jazz nonet. The album, entitled “Two Shades of Nude”, features such NYC stalwarts as Cuban drumming sensation Dafnis Prieto, one-time Miles Davis drummer Tony Moreno and jazz trumpet virtuoso Alex Sipiagin. His brand new “salsa music juggernaut” (Harrington, Contra Costa Times) Conjunto Rovira is quickly generating buzz and critical acclaim, performing venues like Yoshi’s San Francisco and is currently scheduled to headline at the 7th Annual San Francisco Salsa Congress with “the sonero of the 21st century”, Herman Olivera.

Always a firm believer in musical advocacy, Doug Beavers has given clinics and masterclasses at many different institutions, including Fresno State University, Cal State East Bay, Los Medanos College, the Jazzschool, (Berkeley, CA) the University of Washington and the Coalition School for Social Change in New York City. He has also become adjunct professor of music at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA and has recently joined the music faculty as Professor of Jazz Trombone at California State University, East Bay.

Discography

Doug Beavers Rovira Jazz Orchestra - "Jazz, Baby!"
(Origin Records - 2007)
Tracked US Airplay in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Georgia.

Eddie Palmieri - "Listen Here!" (Concord Records, 2005)
*Grammy® Award - Best Latin Jazz Album

Eddie Palmieri - "Ritmo Caliente" (Concord Records, 2004)

Eddie Palmieri - "La Perfecta II" (Concord Records, 2003)
*Grammy® Nominated

Rosemary Clooney - "Last Concert" (Concord Records, 2003)
*Grammy® Nominated

Rosemary Clooney - "Sentimental Journey" (Concord Records, 2002)
*Grammy® Nominated

Rosie O' Donnell - "A Rosie Christmas" (Columbia Records, 1999)

Set List

Jazz, Baby! Big Band - Kids tunes best suited for a kids' concert/matinées.

Doug Beavers y su Conjunto Rovira - Hot Salsa for the masses! Draws on material from the legends - Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Libre, Fania All Stars, and more!

Doug Beavers Rovira Jazz Quintet & Nonet (Nine) - Lushly orchestrated and arranged jazz originals and standards - always engaging and listen-able, this material is well-suited for a large variety of settings and functions.