Picture your guests as they enter your event. They begin to smile and feel at ease. Uplifting, familiar music fills the room. The atmosphere feels sophisticated, classy and fun. As people begin to chat, the music quietly surrounds them, stimulating conversation. People are tapping their feet.
That’s Classic Cocktail Jazz.

Classic Cocktail Jazz offers high quality jazz background music for private and corporate events led by Perry Beekman, a guitarist & vocalist deeply rooted in the classic tradition of jazz. Perry’s swinging, melodic guitar playing beautifully complements his rich, easy-going vocals. He sings and plays the timeless standards of the Great American Songbook, many of which were performed by such greats as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme.

Perry has performed coast to coast in jazz clubs and festivals, such as The Metropolitan Room, The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel and The Bar Next Door in New York City.  Los Gatos Music & Arts in the Silicon Valley of California booked Perry as a featured performer for their “Jazz on the Plazz” series.

Perry’s three CD’s of Great American Songbook composers – Cole Porter (So In Love), Rodgers & Hart (Bewitched,) and George Gershwin (‘S Wonderful,) – have attracted glowing reviews. ‘S Wonderful made it onto the CMJ (College & Independent Radio) Top 40 Jazz Chart. 

Now based in Woodstock, NY, Perry has been playing at private and corporate events
throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley for the past 30 years.







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Perry Beekman


Perry's CDs are available to stream on Spotify

For more information about Perry and his music, please see his artist site