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     Jay Beckenstein

Born: May 14, 1951
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion
Instruments: Producer, Saxophone

Alto (and sometimes soprano) saxophonist Jay Beckenstein founded the highly successful crossover jazz outfit Spyro Gyra in 1974 and led the group throughout more than a quarter-century tenure. Beckenstein grew up in a musical family - his mother was an opera singer, his father a jazz buff - and began playing the saxophone at age seven, joining school bands and playing both jazz and R&B. After graduating high school, Beckenstein and his friend, keyboardist Jeremy Wall, moved to Buffalo, where Beckenstein studied music at SUNY-Buffalo. Beckenstein and Wall began to headline their own gigs around the city and that collaboration evolved into Spyro Gyra, which went on to a long, prolific, and successful career. In 2000, Beckenstein finally issued his very first solo album, a guest-studded affair titled Eye Contact.

- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=5245 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3737 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.jaybeckenstein.com Personal website. Biography, discography
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Jay Beckenstein - 'Eye Contact' - 2000, Windham Hill
  как соисполнитель ...
 Basia - 'Basia On Broadway' - 1995, 550 Music, Epic
 Jason Miles - 'Brazillian Nights Featuring Romero Lubambo' - 2002, Q Records
 Special EFX - 'Butterfly' - 2001, Shanachie
 Spyro Gyra - 'Alternating Currents' - 1985, Amherst
 Spyro Gyra - 'Down The Wire' - 2009, Heads Up
 Spyro Gyra - 'Love & Other Obsessions' - 1995, GRP
 Spyro Gyra - 'Rites Of Summer' - 1988, GRP
 Spyro Gyra - 'The Deep End' - 2004, Heads Up
 Spyro Gyra - 'Three Wishes' - 1992, GRP

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