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Jazz Times, May 2016

JT0516_COVER_WEB_span7Some kind words were mentioned about me by the great vibraphonist and all around cool dude Joe Locke as part of the “Before and After” listening test.  read the full article here.

Tom Beckham & Brad Shepik Duo

The duo will be performing in Charlottesville, VA on September 17, 2016!

Here is another video clip – this one from the Flower Starter  studio session. It features Brad and I recording the tune “Duet 3.”

Now Available!

MUSIC FOR TWO: My duo CD with guitarist Brad Shepik entitled Flower Starter is now available in Compact Disc format or as digital download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, etc). Head over to  www.beckhamshepik.com and get your own copy!

Rebound coverQUINTET MUSIC: My 2008 CD release Rebound is now available as a digital download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, etc). It’s a good example of my writing style for quintet and features the always lyrical Chris Cheek, the inventive Henry Hey at the piano, super-swifty Ferenc Nemeth, and pulse-tastic Matt Clohesy at the bass.
Purchase a download here>

Downbeat

68I was included in the 2015 Downbeat Annual Critics’ Poll “Rising Star” category for vibraphone!

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Thanks Vic!

I started using Vic Firth mallets in 2004. In the video link below, I’m playing the tune “It Could Happen To You” by Van Heusen/Burke. I was using an extra worn-in set of their Burton M25 mallets.  Special thanks to the Vic Firth company for their continuous support!

Lapis Luna!!

Lapis Luna is a band led by vocalist Shawn Clark and is dedicated to performing classic jazz from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. It’s always a treat to play with these guys. Over the course of the past several years I’ve had the good fortune to play seriously swinging music for some folks like the Clinton Foundation, Martha Stewart, Barnes and Noble, Mario Batali, etc. in fancy places that you might read about in coffee-table-sized architecture books. Here’s a little promotional video for the band: