Beegie Adair

Beegie Adair, a jazz pianist, was born in Barren County in Kentucky in 1937. She studied piano at Western Kentucky University. She then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to do graduate work at Peabody College. Later, she formed the Beegie Adair Trio. She began her career as a pianist at WSM-TV. After nine years of service at the station she started freelancing studio work and TV orchestra work. For three years, she was the Johnny Cash Show’s rehearsal pianist and utility keyboard. Many of her album credits include musicians from all over the globe, such as John Stewart, John Loudermilk and J.J. Cale. Dolly Parton and Carol Burnett were among her TV credits. Lucille Ball was also one of her TV shows. In live concerts, she has performed with such artists as Nat Adderley and Perry Como, Wayne Newton, Wayne Newton, Lew Tabackin and Perry Como. With her trio, The Beegie Adair Trio (bassist Roger Spencer, percussionist Chris Brown), she has 23 jazz recordings. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband Billy, who is an associate professor in jazz studies at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School. From Wikipedia

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