Richie Beirach

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Richie Beirach (1980s)

Richard Alan Beirach (born May 23, 1947 in Brooklyn ) is an American jazz pianist and composer .

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Beirach received classical piano training from James Palmieri . From 1967 to 1968 he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Margaret Chaloff and Charlie Mariano , followed by composition studies with Ludmila Ulehla at the Manhattan School Of Music in New York until 1972 .

He became a member of Stan Getz's band , along with Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette . 1973 to 1976 he was part of Dave Liebman's band Lookout Farm . In 1976 his first album appeared as band leader Eon with Eliot Zigmund and Frank Tusa , and in 1977 his first solo album Hubris . He also worked as a sideman and on tours with John Abercrombie , George Adams , Chet Baker , Jeremy Steig and John Scofield .

From 1981 to 1991 he was a member of the 2006 revived band Quest (with drummers Billy Hart , later Al Foster , and bassist George Mraz , later Ron McClure ), with whom he recorded six albums. In addition, he continued to work as a soloist and in a duo with Dave Liebman. In the early 1990s he appeared with the Ron McClure Trio, in a trio with Dave Liebman and Jack DeJohnette and as a sideman of trombonist Conrad Herwig . Since the mid-1990s, he has mainly worked in two trio line-ups: with George Mraz and Billy Hart and with Gregor Huebner and Veit Huebner or George Mraz. He also performed frequently with the Konstanz drummer Patrick Manzecchi . Together with Regina Litvinova and Christian Scheuber , he formed the New Richie Beirach Trio in 2016 .

From 2000 to 2014 Beirach taught jazz piano as professor at the University of Music in Leipzig .

Richie Beirach (2015)

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  1. Jazz great Richie Beirach now lives in the Palatinate Mannheimer Morgen from March 8, 2015