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Joe Beck

  • Birth 29 Jul 1945 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Jul 2008 Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in Oregon
  • Memorial ID 28605334

Jazz Guitarist. He made his professional debut with the Paul Winter group in 1964 and was lead guitarist in the Miles Davis band by 1968. He has performed with many artists to include Gil Evans, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Jobim, James Brown and Stan Getz. In the 1970s to 1980s, he recorded and toured playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Milan Philharmonic in Italy and the Paris String Ensemble in France. He also composed and arranged film and television programs for Frank Sinatra and Esther Phillips. He was honored five times by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a "Most Valuable Player." Cause of death, cancer.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 29 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28605334
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Beck (29 Jul 1945–22 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28605334, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in Oregon.