Formed in 2012 at the 5th Estate sessions in Brooklyn, NYC, Beekman is a collective endeavor by saxophonist Kyle Nasser, pianist Yago Vazguez, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren. The quartet couples eclectic original compositions – steeped in jazz, rock, Latin, and classical – with dynamic group interplay into a sound that is international while remaining squarely in the realm of modern jazz. With members from three different continents, Beekman brings a plethora of influences to bear on its compositional and improvisational aesthetics. Beekman celebrated the release of their first record (Vol.1, Discos Pendiente) with a 10-day tour of Chile, a tour of New England, and several gigs in NYC, playing festivals and clubs. The album was nominated for a Chilean Music Award (Premios Pulsar) for best Jazz album. The group released Vol. 02 on Ropeadope Records in October 2016 to significant critical acclaim.They’re currently playing in the U.S. and internationally in support of the new release. Pick up your copy here. 

is a Chilean bass player based in Brooklyn, NY. He is one of the most highly regarded bass players in Chile. Since moving to New York City in 2009, he has worked widely in both Jazz and Latin music. He has performed in many of New York’s notable jazz venues, including BlueNote, JazzStandard, JazzGallery, Smoke, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, 55 Bar, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall. He has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America. Among the luminaries with whom he has performed are Sam Yahel, Arturo O’Farrill, Randy Brecker, David Kikoski, Bob Moses, Greg Osby, Melissa Aldana, Claudia Acuña and Francisco Mela.

A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle Nasser has established himself as one of the most technically fluid saxophonists and inventive composers of his generation. Since moving to New York City in 2010, he has played at some of the city’s most prestigious venues- including the Blue Note, Iridium, and Cornelia St. Cafe – and has toured in the U.S. and South America. Nasser has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Jim Hall, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and BenMonder,amongothers.Nasser’s music stands out for its seamless integration of classical forms and techniques with jazz language and phrasing. “Superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and his urbane artistic composure.”

(All About Jazz)

is a pianist from Spain. He studied at the Music Conservatory of Vigo, SPJ Pontevedra and Estudio, Escola de Musica (Spain) and moved to NYC in 2008 to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has toured extensively around the world and performed in some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in New York City (Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Smoke, Cornelia Street Cafe, etc).

He has been featured on over a dozen albums and has performed with musicians like Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Jesse Davis, Jamie Baum, Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin, David Schnitter, Ingrid Jensen and Brad Shepik, among many others. Yago has released one album as a leader, “Chorale” (Free Code Jazz Records 2011) and is a member of “Stream”, a trio project that he co-leads with bassist Scott Lee and drummer Jeff Hirshfield.

Originally from Santiago de Chile, Rodrigo Recabarren is widely recognized as one of the leaders of a prolific generation of Chilean Jazz performers. Holds a BA in percussion from the Pontificia Universidad de Chile and a Masters in Music from New York University. In 2009 Rodrigo moved to New York City where he has worked with many important artists like: Chris Potter, Kenny Barron, Wayne Krantz and Camila Meza and Melissa Aldana, just to name a few on some of the most prestigious stages worldwide.

Rodirgo also leads various bands. A few of them are “Mural”, “Peregrinos”, “Brooklyn Aliens” and “Novas trio”. He is a Zildjian endorser since 2013.





Date City Venue Country
02/04/18 Brooklyn, NY The Owl Music Parlor United States
Time: 7:30pm.
05/01/17 Los Angeles, California Blue Whale United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite.301.
04/30/17 San Francisco, California Chez Hanny United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1300 Silver Avenue.
04/29/17 Oakland, California The Sound Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2147 Broadway.
04/28/17 Portland, Oregon Ben Fajen’s Salon United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mt. Tabor Neighborhood.
04/27/17 Eugene, Oregon The Jazz Station United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Address: 124 W Broadway. More information

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