Award winning veteran jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin is available solo, duo or with his trio for your wedding, corporate function or special event. From the jazz clubs of New York City to the symphonic stage, The Gerry Beaudoin Trio has built a reputation of flawless performance and professionalism. Additional musicians available on request. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio is the perfect cocktail trio and consists of Gerry Beaudoin on guitar, Gerard Beaudoin III on vibes and Bob Nieske on acoustic bass. With a song selection based in the jazz tradition, the Great American songbook and pop classics the Gerry Beaudoin Trio is a favorite of event planners and talent buyers across the USA and Canada.
Very professional, great conversational music for corporate event
Response from Gerry Beaudoin Trio:
Thank you Aimee. It was a pleasure working with you. If you ever need our services in the future please give me a call.
Best of luck to you and your company in your new space.
These guys give your party a real touch of class and fun!
Really enjoyed working with Gerry and getting to hear his band play. I booked them for a corporate happy hour event and got a lot of great feedback about them. Gerry had great communication up until the event and was really easy to work with, and of course played lovely jazz music! I believe he generally plays as a trio, but found a saxophonist upon my request. Highly recommend them and I hope to be able to book them again.
Response from Gerry Beaudoin Trio:
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You were a great client to work with and I am looking forward to working with you again in the future.
They were very professional and a great addition to our event! We would definitely hire them again.
Gerry played jazz standards and bossa nova for a wedding anniversary party. The music was perfect, he was on time, and very easy and pleasant to communicate with. We would definitely recommend!
Response from Gerry Beaudoin Trio:
Thank you Tyler. We had a wonderful time and so glad you enjoyed the music.
Gerry (guitar) and a bassist played classic jazz standards at my wife's surprise birthday in Newburyport. It was the perfect backdrop to a great evening. From the 'happy birthday' when we walked in through 2.5hr event they really helped to set the mood. We received numerous compliments about how the music was a classy touch. Gerry was easy to work with, responsive to questions, and showed up early for the event. Highly recommend!
As the trio unloaded their equipment, a downpour soaked the eponymous lead guitarist, Gerry Beaudoin. No problem: Gerry reached into his van for a dry, backup shirt -- decades of doing gigs taught him to always bring a change of clothes! Gerry and his trio know how to read a crowd, know when to jam it into high gear and when to relax. Gerry's flexible and keeps his word, plowing through traffic and flash floods to make the gig. Of course all that wouldn't matter if the music weren't good, but it was! What else would you expect from a Berkelee alum who played for decades with Duke Robillard. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio subtly infused the party with a great vibe -- and bass, and lead.
We were lucky enough to have Gerry Beaudoin and his band for a cocktail reception we recently hosted. Gerry and his band were prompt, professional and really added just the right sound (at the right level) to enhance our reception. We had several guests compliment us on the band and ask for their details. I would highly recommend!
Gerry Beaudoin and his Trio played in a the perfect volume for our elegant lunch. He made accommodations for our event by wearing something theme specific.and Gerry was fabulous at getting back to me and confirming all the details. My guests raved about the sound and I feel very grateful for hiring Gerry and his trio. This event was 60th b day party for my wife and she enjoyed these artists tremendously. That was the most important factor for me.
Gary was great. Clearly Gary and the trio are superior musicians. They made our evening perfect because they blended in with the flow of things. The guests were chatting and visiting but almost all made a positive comment about the music and we were able to transition into and out of dancing in a most comfortable way. The evening flowed beautifully.
I hired Gerry to play at a small fundraiser and was extremely please with their performance. They arrived on time, set up quickly and delivered a beautiful sound that did not overpower the event, but enhanced it and filled the space with a festive vibe.
I will definitely use them again.
Gerry and his band were the perfect match for our opening event. The jazz provided a very nice background to stimulating conversations. The trio was also very accommodating and helpful when our time schedule temporarily got mixed up. We were very happy with choosing this band.
Just had a wonderful night for my dad's 80th. Gerry, his son on vibes and a stand up bassist. Wow. Could not have asked for any more from Gerry and the band. If you like jazz you will love Gerry!
I was once a professional musician and can tell you, without hesitation, that Garry's group is 5 star all the way.
We are from the Washington DC area and needed a band for our son's rehearsal dinner.
Jerry was super communicative, easy to work with, highly flexible, amazingly talented and a very fair deal.
Both the twenty-somethings and the fifty-somethings loved their sets.
They had a wonderful ability to read the mood playing just loudly enough to be super enjoyable.
What a class act.
Jerry's group was the hit of the party.
Look no further, these are the guys.
Gerry is a consummate professional. We hired his trio to play our rehearsal dinner / welcome drinks. He is skilled, polite, flexible and friendly. Oh, and his music is great too. If you need him front and center, he's great. If you need him to play background music and just create a mood, he's great. He did the latter for us.
Gerry taught me everything I know about guitar. He seemed to be able to read my mind. He was and is the best teacher I've ever had. He once called me on the phone and handed it over to dave grissmon...there is no better player alive!
I hired Gerry to play at the biannual swing dance cocktail that my co-ed literary society holds. He has played for us twice so far, and both times, I was very impressed by his professional conduct, friendliness, and most of all, his incredible guitar playing. Gerry gathered the best musicians he knew and brought them to our party, giving us three hours of phenomenal swing music to dance to. It was not difficult to advertise for this party; I simply said that we were proud to be featuring a Grammy-nominated guitarist. This last party made the most money that we've seen in years. I plan on inviting him back to every other party we have in the future.
Each year I produce a benefit concert for the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord, MA. This year I worked with Gerry Beaudoin to stage a jazz and blues review featuring an all-star band. Gerry gathered together a talented group of musicians/friends including Jay Geils, Doug Bell, Fred Lipsius, Les Harris Jr., Jesse Williams and Gerard Beaudoin. The concert was a smashing success. The show sold out. Seventy five percent of the tickets sold in advance. The music hit the right note for a diverse audience. There was something for everyone, from big band swing, to jazz standards, to blistering electric blues. Never before have I received such rave feedback. The musicianship was stellar.
Gerry was a pleasure to work with. He was always a phone call or e-mail away. He was 100% vested in the success of the show. I can't say enough good things about the band's professionalism and the concert's outcome. We raised over $4,000 for the Emerson Umbrella thanks to Gerry. I look forward to working with Gerry again.
what a treat to see Gerry for the first time with Jay Geils and Doug Bell. Not being a huge jazz fan previously I was impressed and absolutly enjoyed the show. One word describes Gerrys guitar playing......smoooooth!
GERRY BEAUDOIN TRIO
The Gerry Beaudoin Trio is the musical vehicle for award winning jazz and blues guitarist Gerry Beaudoin. Called "New England's premier jazz guitarist" by Just Jazz Guitar Magazine and "A swing guitar master" by the Boston Globe, Gerry has strong ties to the Boston area and New England. A lifelong resident of Waltham, Massachusetts, Gerry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and an adjunct professor of music at Quincy College. His performance on the DVD "Live at the Stoneham Theater" was singled out by jazz historian Scott Yanow in his book The Great Guitarists as one of the "finest examples of jazz guitar on film." For over thirty years the Gerry Beaudoin Trio has been a fixture on the New England jazz scene as well as the national jazz stage. He is the recipient of a National Association Of Independent Record Distributors Award for his recording In A Sentimental Mood and two Cadence Magazine Editors Choice Awards.
Musical collaborations with major artists in performance and recordings include mandolin titan, David Grisman, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, jazz saxophonist and blues shouter Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, legendary jazz pianist Jay McShann, Grammy nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson, Grammy winning saxophonist, pianist and arranger Fred Lipsius from the seminal jazz/rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears, world class saxophonist Harry Allen and saxophonist Rich Lataille from Roomful of Blues, guitarists Howard Alden, Ronnie Earl, Joe Louis Walker, Duke Robillard, Max Jazz recording artist Cassandre McKinley, harmonica player from the Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters band, Jerry Portnoy and legendary guitarist Jay Geils from Bostons own J. Geils Band. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio recordings Just Among Friends featuring David Grisman and Bucky Pizzarelli and The Return featuring the Gerry Beaudoin Trio with saxophonist Harry Allen both were placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in multiple categories. The trio’s collaboration with guitarists Jay Geils and Duke Robillard as the New Guitar Summit produced three CDs on Canada’s Stony Plain label, of which one, Shivers, was also placed on the Grammy awards ballot.
Constantly evolving in instrumentation and personnel, the current Gerry Beaudoin Trio consists of Gerry his son Gerard Beaudoin on vibes and long time friend and musical collaborator Bob Nieske on acoustic bass. Jazz festival impresario Bart Weisman said of the Gerry Beaudoin Trio, “The father and son team weave sinuous lines and complex musical phrases truly in the tradition of jazz, supported by the rock solid bass of Bob Nieske . " A young vibraphone phenomenon, Gerard Beaudoin III, is a self taught jazz musician. Studying all percussion instruments in the Waltham MA school music programs he was chosen for the prestigious Northeastern District Jazz Band in MA in his junior and senior years. It was the first time in years a vibraphonist had been invited to join the band and the first time in twenty years a student from Waltham High School had been invited to participate in this concert. At seventeen years old he was asked by Jay Geils of the legendary J. Geils Band to perform on his second solo jazz CD, "Toe Tappin Jazz". Performances with the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and jazz legends Bucky Pizzarelli, clarinetist Dick Johnson, leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and Grammy winning saxophonist Fred Lipsius from the seminal jazz rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears soon followed. A prolific songwriter Gerard co-wrote the new jazz standard " I Often Thought You'd Never Leave Me" which was placed on the Grammy Awards Ballot in 2011. In 2016 Gerard was the featured performer in concert with the Cape Cod Conservatory Big Band performing the music of legendary jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. He has performed at major festivals and jazz clubs with saxophonist Harry Allen and guitarist extraordinaire Howard Alden. His traditional two mallet approach, a unique approach to comping chords and and a swinging fluid style has him as a brand new voice to be reckoned with on his instrument.
Maintaining a very busy schedule on the road and at major festivals and jazz clubs throughout their career, The Gerry Beaudoin Trio also performs many concert and club dates each year just in New England. Gerry was quoted as saying: "I love New England and since most of the players in my musical orbit also live in New England or New York it is easy for me to continue my collaborations with my favorite musicians in this area a majority of the year." Plans for the "Trio in the 2016- 2017 concert season include visiting the west coast and western Canada again as well as recording a new CD with BMG recording artist , saxophonist Harry Allen .
A charter member of the Gerry Beaudoin Trio, bassist Bob Nieske is a successful jazz educator, performer, arranger and composer. He is “Professor In The Practice Of Music ” and Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Brandies University, as well as on the faculty at the New England Conservatory and a guest Director of the New England Conservatory Big Band. Bob holds a Bachelors and Masters of Music degree with Honors from New England Conservatory. He was a member of legendary saxophonist and clarinetist Jimmy Guiffre’s bands for twelve years and contributed compositions to his critically acclaimed Soul Note recordings. Bob and Gerry are celebrating over thirty years of musical collaboration in this latest incarnation of the Gerry Beaudoin Trio. Gerry simply states, “I don’t think any musician has supported me more or had an effect on my career and my music than Bob. Any direction I took, no matter how different from what we had done before, he was always there offering personal, professional and musical support.”
Bob has recorded or performed with guitarists Charlie Byrd, Duke Robillard and Larry Coryall, jazz vocalist Dakota Staton, The Either/Orchestra, pianist and composer George Russell And The Living Time Orchestra and legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. As a composer and arranger Bob’s own projects include a suite for jazz trio and the Lydian String Quartet documented on his critically acclaimed CD Simplicity.
Gerry has appeared on over fifty recordings and DVD's .
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 12, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
Past Booked Events
|June 26, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Concert|
|June 18, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 06, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 29, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 30, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 28, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 28, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 28, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Cultural Event|
|May 02, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 22, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 09, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Fundraiser|
|May 27, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Graduation|
|November 19, 2015||Corporate Event|
|November 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
|September 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 29, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|July 16, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|June 30, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|June 26, 2015||Private Party|
|October 04, 2014||Anniversary Party|
|June 19, 2014||Private Party|
|Gerry Beaudoin||Leader, MC and Guitarist|
|Gerard Beaudoin III||Vibraphonist|
|Brad Hallen||Acoustic Bass|