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Beatlejazz will record a new CD in 2019 with all new material. Stay tuned !
Beatlejazz is one of todays modern jazz groups on the cutting edge with a sense of imagination and creativity. Drummer Brian Melvin and Grammy winning pianist David Kikoski are the driving force behind Beatlejazz. They have released four CDs all of which earned top honors in international airplay. The group started in 2000 and has toured the world and continues today. Special musical friends such as the late Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, have recorded on „With a little help“ and „All you need“. Beatlejazz recorded its first two CDs as a trio with the late great bassist, Charles Fambrough. Beatlejazz continues to play and tour as a trio. Considering the huge impact the Beatles have had on so many musicians, Beatlejazz has become a group that music fans of all ages can enjoy. Just as the past generations of jazz musicians borrowed from Broadway musical and the popular music of their day, Beatlejazz is now doing the same with one of the most important bodies of music ever written. In the music of Beatlejazz, Brian and David expand upon the influences of how blues, jazz, gospel, rock and rhythm and soul inspired the Beatles. This was at the root of the Beatles music and as they grew and matured as a band, so did their song writing, musicianship and musical influences, such as Indian and classical music.The Beatles inspired all of the music and musicians from America and around the world, and this is where Beatlejazz draws its inspiration for their music. It is a fusing of everything that the music of the Beatles and jazz has offered. Brian and David both have studied and played many different styles of music and have recorded and played with many of the past and present leaders in jazz and other genres. In Beatlejazz, one of the special qualities is bringing new arrangements with new harmonies and rhythms to the compositions, and this is one of their strongest qualities combined with masterful improvisation. Brian and David look forward to bringing Beatlejazz to you and sharing the continuing tradition of imagination and forethought in modern jazz.