Adam Beaudoin

Jazz Vocalist

Photographer:  Gregory Wikstrom

Photographer: Gregory Wikstrom

Adam Beaudoin is an original voice in a scene crowded with imitation. His phrasing, informed by the natural rhythms of speech and punctuated by unexpected turns, places him in the tradition of Billie Holiday, who famously said “I never sing a song the same way twice”. He is also an adventurous improviser, regularly stepping into the role of a soloist to explore the harmonic landscape of a tune. Whether he is interpreting selections from the great American songbook or re-imagining pop songs as jazz standards, Adam’s performances are reliably refreshing and inspiring.

Adam has been singing since he could speak. He joined his first choir at the age of five, and he has been communicating through song ever since. He attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the studio of professor Daune Mahy, where he was featured in performances of Fauré’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Renard. After moving to New York City, he studied with acclaimed jazz vocalist Sara Serpa, who remains his teacher and mentor.

From bossa nova to the blues, Adam’s unique sound draws from a wide range of influences. Along with Billie Holiday, he finds guidance in the music of Caetano Veloso, Esperanza Spalding, and Stevie Wonder.

Adam is based in Woodstock, NY, and performs throughout the Hudson Valley and New York metropolitan area.