Saturday, July 22 | 8 pm

The Perry Beekman Trio

Perry Beekman – Vocals & Guitar
Joe Kaz – Saxophone
Lou Pappas – Bass

Perry Beekman is a rare commodity in the world of classic jazz. A gifted guitarist, vocalist and arranger, he brings a unique trio of musical talents to his passion for the songs of the Great American Songbook. When you add in his quick wit, smart sense of humor and impressive knowledge of the history of American popular song, you’ve got an uplifting, informative and highly entertaining musical experience.

Whether in live performance or on his many recordings, Perry creates a kind of musical poetry, with each tune polished into a sophisticated gem of expression. He stays true to the original melodies and lyrics of the American Songbook, yet wraps them in surprising harmonies, complex rhythms and a relentless sense of swing. The result: the style, sound and intensity of a big band distilled into a jazz trio.

Yet there is an easy playfulness in Perry’s music that makes it immediately accessible and engaging while still being innovative, fresh and complex. “I want people to feel something wonderful and uplifting when they listen to my music,” Perry says. “I want them to tap their feet and have a good time. I believe in the sound and feel of classic jazz, and I’m trying to keep the jazz guitarists and the singers of the past alive while still contributing my own musical interpretation.”

“Making old school new cool is a walk in the park for Beekman
who is indeed real deal talent …”


The Perry Beekman Trio at the Byrdcliffe Theater
380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Doors open at 7:30 pm, concert at 8 pm with first-come seating.


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