Jim Beard

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Birthday
26, 1960
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1960 (age 57)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Jazz artist known for his lengthy collaborations with Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, and others.

Before Fame

His first overseas tour was with The American Youth Jazz Orchestra when he was 16.

Trivia

He became eminently respected among his fellow artists, being called the 'musician's musician,' and working with the likes of John Mayer, Steely Dan, Chris Botti, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Family Life

His first interests were the tuba, drums, and saxophone, but his parents thought it wise to begin his music lessons with the piano.

Associated With

He took private lessons from George Shearing for many years.