Pianist/vocalist Bill Beach has performed with many jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley, Mark Murphy and Howard Roberts. He has studied with Marian McPartland, Jack DeJohnette and Warren Bernhardt. Bill has performed in Japan, Mexico, and many European countries.
In 2002 Bill began serious study of Brazilian music and the Portuguese language. His well received 2004 release “Letting Go” included 5 vocal interpretations of Brazilian classics as well as 5 of his original instrumental compositions. He made his first trip to Brazil in 2006 where he met and performed with many Brazilian musicians. In 2008 he began writing his own lyrics in Portuguese. His latest CD "Brasil Beat" is all original music and lyrics in Portuguese. It is scheduled for release in April of 2010.
Drummer Ron Steen
In the Portland jazz scene, the name Ron Steen is practically synonymous with “Jam Session.” Steen is the leader of the famous Monday-night jam at Produce Row, a Sunday-night jam at Clyde’s Prime Rib, and now a new Thursday-night jam session at the recently-opened Doc George’s Jazz Kitchen. He’s been leading sessions like this for decades and shows no signs relinquishing his role as King of the Jam Session in Portland any time soon.
Gary is very active in Jazz Education teaching at The University Of Oregon and traveling all over the US doing clinics, concerts and jazz camps with the help of Bosphorus Cymbal Company and Yamaha Drum Company.
Official Website: http://www.vinideusbistro.com
Added by freedomwine on March 26, 2010