Beasley is easily one of the most versatile musicians balancing a multi-faceted career co-producing albums with Weather Report’s drummer Peter Erskine, legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour, and the master vocalist Dianne Reeves. When not on tour, he writes for box-office films such as James Bond Spectre and Skyfall.
Every year, Beasley steps up to the helm as Music Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute to direct International Jazz Day global concerts collaborating with Herbie Hancock, Chairman of the Institute. This year, the all-star concert was held in Cuba and broadcast throughout the country and on BET TV in America. In 2016, JazzDay was hosted by President Obama at the White House earning Beasley an Emmy nomination for Best Musical Direction.