Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 25 – Beckham and Shepik


We are thrilled to announce that the Parlor Series is back for its 5th season, and we are starting things off with the amazing duo of Beckham and Shepik!

Beckham and Shepik

Tom Beckham – Vibraphone
Brad Shepik – Guitar

Sunday 25 October, Beckham and Shepik

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

The unique duo of vibraphonist Tom Beckham and guitarist Brad Shepik is a collaborative effort which seeks to explore a mutual language. These two diverse musicians have been writing pieces that highlight the wide range of stylistic nuances and high-wire delicacy available in the vibes-guitar duo format. Drawing upon influences of jazz, folk, and modern classical the duo creates an intimate and dynamic music that is sophisticated, lyrical, and richly layered.

Their debut recording entitled Flower Starter (2015) documents their unique interplay and features seven tracks of original tunes, plus the George Coleman tune “Blues Inside and Out.”

Beckham and Shepik have been playing together for more than 10 years—first as sidemen in George Schuller’s Circle Wide band, then later as bandmates in Shepik’s own quartet, resulting in the release of Shepik’s own critically acclaimed release Across The Way (Songlines). With Flower Starter, Shepik and Beckham continue to explore new ground, each contributing material for this dynamic new collaboration.

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