Doug Beaver’s Conjunto Rovira, featuring Carlos Cascante and Thomas Marriott
THE ROYAL ROOM
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920,
Tickets, $12 adv/ $15 door, are available now from Stranger Tickets
Doug Beavers was catapulted to international musical significance when he was discovered by 9-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri and called on to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his seminal La Perfecta group of the 1960s. Beavers went on to tour, record and perform for Eddie’s new La Perfecta II as lead trombonist and arranger, winning a Grammy with Palmieri for his work on his 2005 release Listen Here.
Beavers has since established his own solo career, becoming universally recognized as a cutting-edge trombonist and “an arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). He has performed and arranged for the likes of Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Rosemary Clooney, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Don Omar, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Mingus Big Band, Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, and countless others. In addition to receiving several orchestral commissions for arranging and composition, he has released three solo projects, the most recent entitled Two Shades of Nude (Origin Records, 2010), which was scored for a jazz nonet. The album garnered wide critical acclaim from publications like Jazztimes and peaked at #33 on the national Jazzweek radio charts.