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David Beebee is a British pianist, bassist, composer and recording engineer based near Brighton. He was brought up with an early education in classical music and then got involved with rock and pop music in his early teens. By 18 he was playing jazz, first on the bass guitar and then piano, and studying sound recording at university. After some time travelling around the world he studied jazz piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music with John Taylor, Michael Garrick and Graham Collier among others. 

 

After graduating, David formed the band Momentito with Ian East, Chris Higginbottom and Robin Mullarkey. They released a CD and toured around the UK with Jazz Services funding. He started a small record label Beeboss Records in 1999, which released more than 10 original jazz CDs by UK musicians, such as Julian Costello, Ian East and Patrick Naylor. David played on many of these. At this time David became more interested in composing for a larger ensemble and formed the nine-piece band Gaya featuring Gareth Lockrane, Sam Mayne, Barnaby Dickenson and Tony Woods, among others. The critics liked this album: Ronnie Scott's Magazine said: “Now prepared to be totally floored by the dynamic music of David Beebee”,  Jazzwise said: “David Beebee is brilliant... his scores are world class. It is always exciting to come across a major new talent”, and Musician magazine said: “Altogether it is a gem of an album from a lesser known leader”. David has also toured internationally with Palestinian singer, Reem Kelani.

 

David recently opened an acoustic music recording studio in Seaford, East Sussex, which has already recorded quite a few albums. He recently started a new project called Fish with saxophone player Julian Costello, Eric Ford on drums and Jakub Cywinski on double bass, and they released an album in 2019.

 

In 2020 David released a new quartet CD of original tunes with Loose Tubes sax player Julian Nicholas, along with Eric Ford on drums and Jakub Cywinski on double bass.  A review in Jazzviews called it “an ambitious project, impressively realised”.           

David’s most recent release is a piano trio album of contemporary original compositions, with Eric Ford on drums and electric bass player Dave Jones.

 

David is busy working on new material when he is not playing Bach or trekking in the Himalaya.

 

 

 

General short biography

David Beebee is a British pianist, bassist, composer and recording engineer based near Brighton. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, David started a small record label Beeboss Records in 1999, which released more than 10 original jazz CDs, many of which David played on. David also formed the nine-piece band Gaya featuring Gareth Lockrane, among others. 

 

David recently opened an acoustic music recording studio in Seaford, East Sussex, which has already recorded quite a few albums. He recently started a new project called Fish with saxophone player Julian Costello, and they released an album in 2019. In 2020 David released a new quartet CD of original tunes with Loose Tubes sax player Julian Nicholas, along with Eric Ford on drums and Jakub Cywinski on double bass.  David’s most recent release is a piano trio album of contemporary original compositions, with Eric Ford on drums and electric bass player Dave Jones. 

 

David is busy working on new material when he is not playing Bach or trekking in the Himalaya.

 

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