Doug Beavers was catapulted to international musical significance when he was discovered by 9-time Grammy® winner Eddie Palmieri and called on to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his seminal La Perfecta group of the 1960s. Beavers went on to tour, record and perform for Eddie’s new La Perfecta II as lead trombonist and arranger, winning a Grammy® with Palmieri for his work on his 2005 release Listen Here.
Beavers has since established his own solo career, becoming universally recognized as a cutting-edge trombonist and “an arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). He has performed and arranged for the likes of Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Rosemary Clooney, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Don Omar, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Mingus Big Band, Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, and countless others. In addition to receiving several orchestral commissions for arranging and composition, he has released three solo projects, the most recent entitled Two Shades of Nude (Origin Records, 2010), which was scored for a jazz nonet. The album garnered wide critical acclaim from publications like Jazztimes and peaked at #33 on the national Jazzweek radio charts.
Always a strong advocate for music education, Doug Beavers has served as an adjunct professor, lecturer and advisor at prominent colleges and universities in the US and around the globe. Now based in New York City, he has established the Harlem School of Urban Music and Recording Arts (harlemschool.org), enabling urban students of Harlem and the South Bronx to study their own speciﬁc brand of urban jazz, salsa, hip-hop, and rock, through a combined program of formal music theory and modern audio production.
|2010||Two Shades of Nude||Doug Beavers 9||Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Trombone|
|2009||Autumn Love||Thuy Trang||Arranger, Engineering Director, Music Direction, Producer, Trombone|
|2007||Jazz Baby||Doug Beavers||Primary Artist|
|2005||Concord Picante 25th Anniversary Collection||Trombone|
|2005||Listen Here!||Eddie Palmieri||Arranger, Main Personnel, Orchestration, Trombone|
|2005||Recuerdos||Carlos Cascante||Guest Artist, Trombone|
|2004||Rabbit||The Billy Nayer Show||Trombone|
|2003||Ritmo Caliente||Eddie Palmieri||Orchestration, Trombone|
|2003||The Best of the Concord Years||Rosemary Clooney||Group Member, Trombone|
|2002||La Perfecta II||Eddie Palmieri||Trombone|
|2002||The Last Concert||Rosemary Clooney||Trombone|
|2001||Sentimental Journey: The Girl Singer and Her New Big Band||Rosemary Clooney||Trombone|
|2001||Shake Those Hula Hips!||Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack||Trombone|
|2001||The Sounds of Hope||Rev. Cecil Williams||Trombone|
|1999||Hawaiian Swing||Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack||Trombone|
|Carmen’s Mambo||Lary Barilleau||Arranger, Orchestration, Producer, Trombone|