Bill Beach is a pianist, vocalist and composer who has performed with many jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley, Mark Murphy, Charlie Rouse and Howard Roberts. He has studied with Marian McPartland, Jack DeJohnette and Warren Bernhardt. Bill and his bands have performed in Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and many European countries.
In 2003 Bill began studying Portuguese and singing Brazilian music. In 2004 he released his first CD, ‘LETTING GO’, a mix of Brazilian vocals and original instrumentals and shortly after established his own label, AXIAL RECORDS. As he continued to study the language of Brazil, travel to Brazil and learn more music from that culture he also began to write his own lyrics in Portuguese. In 2010 he released the CD ‘BRAZIL BEAT’, comprised completely of original music and his Portuguese lyrics. He followed that in 2011 with the release of ‘BUZIOS’, also all original.
His music has been used in film and television productions by Warner Brothers, CBS, Fox and Netflix. Bill continues to perform with his jazz trio and quartet but has also established his band BILL BEACH & BRASIL BEAT to focus on the music of Brazil and his own original songs written in Portuguese.