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Paul Beaudry

Bassist, composer, producer, vocalist, and educator, Paul Beaudry is a San Francisco native now residing in New York and making great strides on the Big Apple jazz scene. Since relocating to New York in early 2001, Beaudry has toured worldwide as a sideman with Steve Turre, Wycliffe Gordon, Allan Harris, Winard Harper and Eric Lewis and also performed in concerts or on recordings with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Jimmy Cobb, Charlie Persip, Frank Wess, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Johnny O’Neal and Dave Valentine. He is the leader of the quartet Paul Beaudry & Pathways which in June 2010 released its self-titled debut on Dancing Spirit Records. The group was chosen for a 2010 Latin America tour for The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program co-sponsored by Jazz At Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where they traveled for three-and-a-half weeks as jazz ambassadors. His next recording, Paul Beaudry & Adam Rafferty – New Tomorrows, a guitar-bass duo is due for release in early 2011. Beaudry is also currently on faculty at the Teachers College at Columbia University.

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  1. Paul – great post! – And I particularly loved this bit “it is important to note, though, that the social function of music has not changed. I think the challenge to music educators is not just to explain the history and mechanics of music but why music is there in the first place as an individual and community-building experience.” My partners and I hope to address those ‘musickers’ who want information on their terms and want to feel ‘connected’ to a musical community. The internet is a fantastic medium and can be a real boon for our profession. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest blog about the future of music education ( and hope you’ll check out our site as time allows! Cheers from Dallas.

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