Doug Beavers has performed, arranged and recorded for Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Willie Colón, Mingus Big Band, Ruben Blades, Típica ’73, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Paul Simon and countless others. As a leader, he’s recorded four critically acclaimed albums; his most recent release, Art of the Arrangement (Artistshare, 2017), garnered critical acclaim and earned a 4-star review in the November 2017 issue of DownBeat.
After moving to New York and receiving his Master’s Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002, Beavers rose to international prominence after NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri asked him to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his historic La Perfecta group of the 1960s.
Currently, Beavers tours, records, produces and engineers for top New York and international artists. Always a strong advocate for music education, he teaches an extensive number of annual masterclasses and workshops in Mexico and Colombia, and at his studio in New York City with the New York Jazz Workshop.