GERALD BECKETT

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Flautist Gerald, born in Beaumont, Texas, started playing alto saxophone at the age of 11. As a freshman at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas he switched to playing the flute. During his years as an undergraduate at UNT he played with various local bands. Mindful of how unpredictable making a living as a musician could be, he studied business and received his BBA in Administrative Management.

It wasn't until moving to San Francisco in 1985 that he began immersing himself in the jazz scene. He started listening to various flutists, from Eric Dolphy, Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, to Dave Valentin, Paul Horn, and others. He spent 8 years studying flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Yada Weber, giving recitals of works by Mozart, Telemann, Gluck, and Ernest Bloch. He also studied with classical flutist Esther Landau. He enjoys featuring the flute on
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GERALD BECKETT Black Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Eyes
Hard Bop 2002
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Traveling West
Hard Bop 2004
GERALD BECKETT Flute Vibes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute Vibes
Hard Bop 2005
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Standard Flute
Hard Bop 2011
GERALD BECKETT The Messenger album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Messenger
Hard Bop 2014
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Oblivion
Hard Bop 2017
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Mood
Fusion 2020

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