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Beegie Adair

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Beegie Adair is a prolific, award-winning jazz pianist and arranger known for her interpretations of jazz and popular standards and show tunes. She has sold over two-million recordings globally. Her melodic, fleet-fingered style reflects the sounds of her major influences, including George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Erroll Garner. Adair grew up in Cave City, Kentucky, where she began taking piano lessons at age five. She continued to study piano throughout college, earning a B.S. in Music Education at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. During and after college, she played in jazz bands, and spent three years teaching music to children before moving to Nashville, where she became a session musician, working at WSM-TV and on The Johnny Cash Show (1969-1971). She and her husband also started a jingle company to write music for commercials. In 1982, she and saxophonist Denis Solee formed the Adair-Solee Quartet, which evolved into the Be-Bop Co-Op, a jazz sextet. In 1998, she released Escape to New York, her first trio-led date with a rhythm section consisting of Bob Cranshaw and Gregory Hutchinson. She signed to the fledgling Hillsboro label for 2001's Dream Dancing: The Songs of Cole Porter; bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown joined her. Dream Dancing was the first of dozens of themed albums devoted to songwriters and singers. In 2002, she was named a Steinway Artist. Most of Adair's recordings have been issued by the independent jazz label Green Hill Productions. They include 2008's Yesterday: A Solo Piano Tribute to the Music of the Beatles, 2010's Swingin' with Sinatra, and 2012's The Real Thing (which spent 20 weeks on the jazz charts and was chosen one of the year's best 100 jazz albums). In 2015, her trio collaborated with saxophonist Don Aliquo on Too Marvelous for Words. Since 2011, Adair and her trio have played Birdland in New York. While visiting, they have often collaborated with vocalist Monica Ramey. In the spring of 2016, that partnership bore fruit on the album Some Enchanted Evening. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Beegie Adair

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    Some Enchanted Evening

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    Quiet Romance

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    Jazz Romance: 15 Sentimental Love Songs

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    By Myself: Songs of Love Lost - Solo Piano

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    The Good Life: A Jazz Piano Tribute to Tony Bennett

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    Quiet Christmas: Solo Piano

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    Days of Wine and Roses

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    Christmas and Cocktails

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    As Time Goes By: Silver Screen Classics from the Golden Age of Cinema

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    Piano Music for Moms: Mother's Day Music Collection

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    Save the Last Dance for Me: A Jazz Trio Salute to Timeless Pop Hits of the 1960s

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    Cocktail Party Jazz

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    I Love Being Here with You: A Jazz Piano Tribute to Peggy Lee

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    Swingin' with Sinatra

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    Parisian Café

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    Yesterday: A Solo Piano Tribute to the Music of the Beatles

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    Jazz Piano Christmas

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    Embraceable You

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    Frank Sinatra Collection: A Musical Tribute

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    The Way You Look Tonight: The Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern

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    Sentimental Journey

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    I'll Take Romance

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    Dream Dancing: Songs of Cole Porter

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    Solo Sessions - EP

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Top Songs by
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  2.   Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  3.   The Little Drummer Boy
  4.   White Christmas
  5.   Fever
  6.   Isn't It Romantic?
  7.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  8.   Frosty the Snowman
  9.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  10.   Black Coffee
  11.   Easy to Love
  12.   Night and Day
  13.   Smile
  14.   So In Love
  15.   Say A Little Prayer
  16.   I'll Take Romance
  17.   Skylark
  18.   I've Got You Under My Skin
  19.   Mona Lisa
  20.   The Way You Look Tonight
  21.   Every Time We Say Goodbye
  22.   Watch What Happens
  23.   I Love Being Here with You
  24.   Laura
  25.   Come Rain or Come Shine
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Beegie Adair

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    Jazz Christmas

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    Late Night Jazz

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    The Wolf Lounge

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    Holiday Party

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    Jazz


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