Beatlejazz is one of today’s modern jazz groups on the cutting edge with  a sense of imagination  and  creativity. Brian Melvin and  David Kikoski are the driving  force  behind Beatlejazz.  They have released our  CDs which all enjoyed international success. The group started in 2000  and continues to  get stronger and  more i nspired  as time passes.  Special musical friends such as  the late  Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Mike Stern,  Richard Bona, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, and Larry Grenadier have added their specialmusicality to Beatlejazz. 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 and learn from.  Just as the  past  generations  of  jazz musicians  borrowed  from   Broadway musicals and the popular music of their day, Beatlejazz is now  doing the same  with one of  the most  important bodies of music ever written. Beatlejazz  fuses  the music  of  America  and Europe and  the  world in a very new and original way. In the music of Beatlejazz,Brian and David expand upon the influences of how African American 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, music ianship, and musical  influences,  such as Indian and classical music.  The Beatles inspired  all of the mu sic 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 grew up as huge Beatle-fans. They both  have  studied and played different modern styles of music, have recorded and played with many of the past and present leaders in  jazz  and  other genres.  In Beatlejazz,  one  of the  specialqualities 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.
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