Jazz Times, May 2016
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.”
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!
QUINTET 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>
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 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: