Bunny Beck

Jazz pianist and composer Bunny Beck comes from a long line of musicians. Her dad, Larry Sideman had a band that played hotels, her aunt was a vaudeville violinist, and her grandmother sang opera.

Trained from an early age as a classical pianist, Bunny studied with a range of teachers and is most grateful to have had the honor of being the only child student of the renowned concert pianist Selma Kramer. While attending New York’s High School of Music and Art (La Guardia), she was also giving piano lessons to adults and children. She has directed musical theater productions and has worked as an accompanist for singers.

Ultimately Bunny realized that jazz was her passion, so she sought out jazz mentors. She studied with the superb performer, composer and arranger Lee Evans, with the brilliant performer Fernando Hernandez, with Sonny Bravo and with jazz legend Harold Mabern. In 2002 she had the unique opportunity to study and play in Cuba with Reinaldo Gomez Ruiz and his band, Gens, and most recently studied and performed in jazz clubs in Rio de Janeiro.

Bunny can be heard solo or with other musicians playing restaurants, cocktail lounges, hotels, special events, private parties, weddings and corporate events. As a composer Bunny loves and treasures the exciting and fulfilling process of creating new music, and recording it with PARMA.

News

Bunny Beck In Memoriam
March 29, 2021
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Albums

Big Round Sound

Big Round Sound Vol. 1

Release Date: July 10, 2015
Catalog Number: BR8942
20th Century
21st Century
Chamber
Jazz
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Big Round Record's first installment of its compilation series, BIG ROUND SOUND VOL. 1, presents a deep cross-section of the label's contemporary and eclectic catalog. From jazz and world music to folk, fusion, and progressive rock, this album features performances by Tony R. Clef, the Oscuro Quintet, Andy Jaffe and Branford Marsalis, Sophie Dunér, the Larksong Trio, Anne Vanschothorst, Juan Álamo, Jean-Philippe Grégoire, and more in works by Christina Rusnak, Svjetlana Bukvich, Sebastiano Meloni, Ecco La Musica, Bunny Beck, and others.
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From The Spirit

From the Spirit

Release Date: May 27, 2014
Catalog Number: BR8934
21st Century
Jazz
Guitar
Piano
Saxophone
Birdland. The Village Vanguard. The Jazz Standard. Just a few of the New York clubs that have saturated the city's streets with the smooth sounds of jazz. Within this tradition, New York-native pianist and composer Bunny Beck presents seven cool and swinging original compositions as well as an arrangement of Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" on her second release on Big Round Records, FROM THE SPIRIT. Featuring saxophonist Matt Blostein, guitarist Ed MacEachen, bassist Tom Hubbard, and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, with Bunny Beck on piano, the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble highlights crisp and expressive improvisations while occasionally breaking into Latin rhythms. This album captures the relaxed and refined atmosphere emanating from those New York clubs.
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Sound Tapestries

Sound Tapestries

Release Date: August 31, 2010
Catalog Number: BR8910
21st Century
Jazz
Percussion
Piano
SOUND TAPESTRIES features performances of Jazz classics by Bunny Beck and the Bunny Beck Trio. Each song is unique with its appeal and mood, and Beck brings them together comfortably, both with the trio and on the solo piano. Join Beck as she weaves the sounds of each track to create tapestries of music.
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