Come to my upcoming Gigs – January + February + Music Competition



 Jan 21, Saturday                          8pm                      Los Angeles, CA

Luckman Jazz Orchestra:  Tribute to Hank Mobley – Guest Arranger John Beasley “Coolin It”

Hank Mobley stands out as one of the most revered tenor saxophonist and composers of the hard-bop era in jazz. Mobley’s style was laid-back, subtle, and melodic, especially in contrast to players like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. The outstanding musicians of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Charles Owens, will honor Hank Mobley’s great contributions to jazz by playing newly arranged renditions of his music.

Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90032

Tickets: $25/$35 –

Jan 28, Saturday        9pm + 11:30pm                      Los Angeles, CA

Simplexity: Extreme Measures
A postdigital electronic jazz project that combines electronic ambient sounds and textures, contemporary dance beats and the soul of jazz improvisation with John von Seggern (bass) Steve Tavaglione (sax/EWI) John Beasley (piano), Gary Novak (drums), Walt Fowler (trumpet) and Judd Miller (clarinetist/EVI) and Jon Margulies (beats and sounds)

Blue Whale Bar, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, suite 301, Los Angeles, CA

2 sets: 9 pm and 11:30pm / tickets:



Feb 03, Friday                     7-11pm                          Los Angeles, CA

Joe’s Restaurant, Monthly Jazz Series on First Friday’s in Venice

Dwight Trible sings + John Beasley swings on new album Duality:


A live duet album with two master improvisational musicians pianist John Beasley and vocalist Dwight Trible re-imagining, re-interpreting and re-inventing eight jazz standards.

Joe’s Restaurant – 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA 90291

Dinner reservations: 310-399-5811 or limited patio seating is limited

No cover charge  –


Feb 04, Saturday                7:30pm                          Los Angeles, CA

Vocalist Perla Batalla, featuring John Beasley and Eclipse String Quartet

First known to music fans through her work with Leonard Cohen, Ms. Batalla has garnered an international following with her acclaimed recordings, world tours, and collaborations.

LACMA, Bing Theater | $5-25 | Tickets 323 857-6010 –


Feb 22, Wednesday           8pm + 9:30pm               Los Angeles, CA

Mona Lisa Trio, playing the music of Nat King Cole
Ed Neumeister, John Beasley, Edwin Livingston

Vitellos Jazz, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604, 818.769.0905

$15 –



 John Beasley re-unites with fellow Miles Davis alums bassist Darryl Jones (Sting, Rolling Stones) & master drummer Ndugu Chanceler (“Billie Jean”) for a rousing brand of jazz inspired by funk, soul and their shared Louisiana roots.  MIXING record now…more soon!

I’m on the advisory board for this competition. Circulate widely to young hopefuls.  No emails please.  Contact gmail to 6String below.


Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition

and the

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition

2012 CONTEST REGISTRATION begins Jan. 21 & ends May 1, 2012

4 Instruments / 4 Contests / Apply in:

Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Bass, and Drums

Register Now for your Chance to Win and Live the Dream!

Total of 4 Prize Packages Value is over $600,000 + Priceless Opportunities in the Music Biz!

AMAZING GUITAR PRIZES include Yamaha instruments, Berklee College of Music scholarship plus world-renowned guitar scholarships at National Guitar Workshop & Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop, endorsements, professional mentoring, cash, Monster prizes, D’Addario prizes and record deal opportunities! Entries will be accepted in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco and Country.

*To Register for Guitar Competition, Click Here

INCREDIBLE RHYTHM SECTION PRIZES include Yamaha instruments, Berklee College of Music scholarships, an opportunity to record on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 CD, professional mentoring, an opportunity to attend and perform at the esteemed Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop and Festival in Montana, Monster prizes and record deal opportunities! Entries will be accepted in the genres of Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Blues or Contemporary.

*To Register for Piano, Bass or Drums, Click Here

“Supporting Aspiring Musicians towards a Professional Music Career through Education, Recording, Performing, Mentoring, Label Access and Prizes”


John Beasley Management: Karen Kennedy

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