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bugs Beddow
Vocals / Trombone / Flute
electronic press kit
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“West Bloomfield Music Teacher Honored as Top Bandleader October 9, 2012. The bugs Beddow band has just been awarded the title of #1 R&B Band in Detroit by WDIV’s Vote 4 the Best!"

Mr. Beddow is a 20 year West Bloomfield resident. In addition to being a bandleader, vocalist, trombonist, and flutist for his own band, he is the K-5 music teacher at Roosevelt Elementary and a 6th grade band director at Abbott Middle School, both in the West Bloomfield School District in the state of Michigan. After school, when he’s not gigging with his band, he teaches private lessons on trombone, trumpet, tuba, sax, and flute at the Orchard Lake School of Music in Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield’s Marshall Music on Haggerty Road. He also serves as Vice President of the Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society ( www.olpsmusic.org )and has received numerous awards for classical music performances on trombone. Beddow is a member of Advent Episcopal Church, where he occasionally performs Christian music on flute and bass guitar.

bugs Beddow has shared the stage with Spyro Gyra, Earl Klugh, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Christian McBride, Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray, & Eddie Money as well as providing music to award winning actor Jeff Daniels for a decade. Mr. Beddow can also be found on numerous recordings with artists like Mitch Ryder and Earl Klugh. In 1992, he was in the movie "Hoffa" with Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, and Armand Asanti.

bugs Beddow plays the trombone and his awesome band plays
Trombone Driven Rhythm & Blues and Funk. Award Winning Party Music
that is defined as "Hot, Danceable, Rockin' Rhythm & Blues that delivers
Plenty of Vocals, Horns, and Dancing".

Things really get cookin' with an excellent Vocal Blend atop
Classic Rockin' Blues Rhythms and a Sparkling Horn section
that is punctuated by searing Electric Guitar work. They have won the
Detroit Music Awards for Best R&B Band five times.

bugs Beddow maybe known the world over, but he calls Detroit his home.

 

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bugsCONTACT INFO

e-mail: bugs@bugsBeddow.com

call: (248) 546-bugs (546-2847)

fax: (208) 275-7237

write: po box 252996
west bloomfield michigan 48325
usa

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" Be kinder than necessary. . .everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. "


bugs performed the National Anthem on solo trombone at Tiger Stadium on the following dates:
August 21, 1995, April 28, 1996 and July 6, 1997.
video

Currently spreading good music around somewhere in the world


"If we don't see you in the future, we'll see you in the pasture"
bugs Beddow, 1997


bugsBASICS
Born: 16930 Inkster Rd Detroit, Michigan, USA May 17, 1953 son of Bill & Peg
Started Trombone
in 3rd Grade / September 1962 at Houghten Elementary Detroit, MI bugs in 1965

_some favorite trombonists: Curtis Fuller, Frank Rosolino, Bill Watrous, Raul deSouza, Wayne Henderson, Christian Lindberg, Tom "Bone" Malone
Started Flute in 1969 Groves HS Birmingham MI "because I loved Ian Anderson's flute playing & his band, Jethro Tull"
_some favorite flutists:
Sir James Galway, Hubert Laws, James Moody, Joe Farrell
Beddow Coat of Arms
Beddow, Michigan map circa 1910
which is now known as Southfield, Michigan (11 Mile Rd & Lahser)

Doug "bugs" Beddow - Music Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING IS IN MY BLOOD.

Beddow Hall (Central Michigan University - Mt Pleasant, Michigan) was named for the head of the Department of Speech and Reading from 1905-1939. Ira Beddow was born in Southfield, Michigan, in 1867 and is the great-uncle of trombonist and educator, bugs Beddow. He attended high school in Albion, Birmingham, and Ypsilanti. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Albion College, his AM from Columbia, and his PhD from the University of Michigan. He also did graduate work at the University of Chicago and London.

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bugsTEACHING POSTS

Abbott Middle School Mon-Fri afternoons - WBSD West Bloomfield, MI 6th grade band - 2012 - present
Roosevelt Elementary School Mon-Fri mornings- WBSD West Bloomfield, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2012 - present

Doherty Elementary School Mon-Thu - WBSD West Bloomfield, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2010 - 2012
Scotch Elementary School Fri - WBSD West Bloomfield, MI grades 2-3 Music Teacher: 2011 - 2012
Marshall Music
West Bloomfield, MI Band Instrument Instructor: 2006 - present Thursdays 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Orchard Lake School Of Music Sylvan Lake, MI Band Instrument Instructor: 2005 - present Mondays & Tuesdays 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Doherty Elementary School A.M. - WBSD West Bloomfield, MI K-2 Music Teacher: 2010 - 2011
Gretchko Elementary School P.M. - WBSD West Bloomfield, MI Kindergarten Music Teacher: 2010 - 2011
Highland Middle School - Huron Valley Schools
Highland, MI 6-8 grade Band Director: 2009 - 2010 M-F 7:30 am - 3:04 pm
Highland Elementary School - Huron Valley Schools
Highland, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2008 - 2009 M - F 8:30-10:00 am

Oxbow Elementary - Huron Valley Schools White Lake, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2008 - 2009 M - Tu 10:30-11:30 am
Heritage Elementary School - Huron Valley Schools Highland, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2008 - 2009 W - Th 10:30 - 11:30 am
Muir Middle School - Huron Valley Schools Milford, MI 6-8 grade Band Instrument Instructor: 2008 - 2010 W 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Ealy Elementary School - WBSD
West Bloomfield, MI K-5 Music Teacher: 2007 - 2008
Our Lady of Refuge Elementary School WBSD
Orchard Lake, MI K-4 Music Teacher: 2007 - 2008
New Morning School
Plymouth, MI Music Teacher: Elem Instrumental/Vocal & Middle School Band 2005 - 2007

West Bloomfield School District West Bloomfield, MI Guest Music Teacher: 2002 - 2007
Cranbrook Institute Bloomfield Hills, MI Guest Music Teacher: 2005 - 2007
South Lyon School District South Lyon, MI Guest Music Teacher: 2006 - 2007
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Plymouth, MI Guest Music Teacher: 2006 - 2007
Cornerstone Schools (Nevada, Iroquois, Linwood) Detroit, MI Music Teacher: Elem / MS Band February-June 2006
Computer Programmer/Analyst & IT Director - iSeries, AS400, S/38, S/34 - 1980-2002 AS400 Professional, Inc
Interlochen Arts Academy Low Brass Tutor 1977 - 1979
Leland Public Schools - Music Department Head Leland MI 1975 - 1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

bugsHONORS, MEMBERSHIPS, & VOLUNTEER ACTIONS

V oting member of The Grammy's 2005 - present

Advent Episcopal Church-West Bloomfield flute & trombone-guest performer; _"White Sabbath" Youth Band Director 2006
Arts League of Michigan
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Capital Area Blues Society

Delta Omega Nu Fraternity Brother - pledged Fall 1970 at NMU

Detroit Federation of Musicians, Local 5
Detroit Blues Society

Detroit Orff-Schulwerk Association - CERTIFIED Level I

Detroit 300 Certificate of Appreciation
ttp://www.etmonline.org/about_us
Ducks Unlimited
Education Through Music
International Association of Jazz Educators
International Trombone Association

MSBOA Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association
Michigan Humane Society HOPE member
Mid North Michigan Blues Society

Motor City Music Foundation

National Association for Music Education
National Flute Association

Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra
- Soloist/Guest Conductor/Vice President Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society OLPSmusic.org

SouthEast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA)

The Smithsonian
Institure - member
St Thomas More Church - bugs Beddow brass quartet
WOMC Bed & Bread Club Member

WRCJ 90.9 fm Listener/Supporter Member

bugs plays the Holton TR158 Trombone a large bore tenor trombone with an F trigger and uses a cutom-bored out Bach 2G mouthpiece exclusively and Gemeinhardt 3SHB Sterling Silver Flute with a Low B foot
bugs Beddow 2012 Stage Equipment

bugs Beddow is an Endorsed Artist for

bugsEDUCATION
1959 Bulman Elementary Redford MI (Kindergarten - Mrs Weyer)
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1960-1964 Houghten Elementary Detroit MI 1st Grade-Mrs Garpeau, 2nd Grade-Miss Shevikus, 3rd Grade-promoted 1/2 Grade from 3B to 3A Mrs Ireland / band Mr. William E. Buckeyne, 4th grade Mrs Bow 5th Mrs Donavon, 6B first half of 6th grade from Jan-Jun 1964
1964 Redford High School Detroit MI
Grade 6A Summer School to advance 1/2 grade so that I could start 7th grade in September 1964
1964 Murphy Junior High School Detoit MI first half of 7th Grade-Mrs Kennings / Band-?
bugs in 1965
1965-1967
Berkshire Junior High School Beverly Hills MI second half of 7th Grade band-Mr Ames, 8th & 9th Grade Band-Mr Bernie Okin / Orchestra Mr Richard Wade / Trombone Lessons start with Mr. Robert Jones at Royal Music Center in Royal Oak, MI in 1967
1967-1970 Wylie E. Groves High School Birmingham MI
10th Grade Band-Mr Burton Bronson, 11th & 12th Grade Band-Mr Eugene Hanson / Orchestra Mr Richard Wade / Trombone Robert Jones - Royal Music Center Royal Oak, MI
1970-1975 Northern Michigan University Marquette MI
Bachelor Music Education Degree 1975
Trombone-Dr. Robert Stephenson 1972-1975, Chris Shook 1974-1975, Jazz Band-Ron Caviani, Sr, Wind Ensemble-Dr. Lorin Richtmeyer, Concert Band-Mr. Thomas Falcone, NMU Wildcat Marching Band and the NMU Golden Variety Pep Band-Tim Lautzenheiser 1970-1972
1976-1982 Performed with numerous bands Detroit MI
including Newt & the Salamanders, AirCondo, Katalenic-Kwek Big Band
1982 - present __Bandleader Detroit MI

2004-2006 Madonna University Livonia MI Post Grad Studies 2004 - 2006
2006 Orff Training Level 1 Cranbrook Brookside School Bloomfield Hills MI

2009-2012 Education Through Music Graduate Program Year 1, 2, 3, 4 - Randy McChesney & Laura Walters Richards Institute of Education & Research University of California San Diego CA

 

bugsAWARDS

Detroit Music Awards 2013:
Winner! Outstanding Gospel / Christian Musician - bugs Beddow - flute
Winner! Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska instrumentalist
- bugs Beddow - trombone & flute

6
Nominations
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Artist / Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Blues / Rhythm & Blues Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone, flute / bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone

Outstanding Community Orchestra - Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra -
bugs Beddow - Vice President / Principal Trombonist
Outstanding Gospel / Christian Musician - bugs Beddow - flute
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska instrumentalist
- bugs Beddow - trombone & flute

 

Detroit Music Awards 2012:
Winner! Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - Trombone
6
Nominations
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Artist / Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Blues / Rhythm & Blues Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone, flute / bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone
Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone, flute
Outstanding Gospel / Christian Musician
- bugs Beddow - flute
Outstanding Urban / Funk Musician
- bugs Beddow - trombone

Detroit Music Awards 2011:
5 Nominations
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone, flute / bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone
Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - trombone, flute
Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble - Orchard Lake Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (bugs Beddow-Vice President)


Detroit Music Awards 2010:
Winner! Outstanding Gospel Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - flute / Advent Episcopal Church - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Gospel Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow - flute / Advent Episcopal Church - West Bloomfield, Michigan

Detroit Music Awards 2009:
2 Nominations
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Instrumentalist - Duffy King - guitar / bugs Beddow band

Detroit Music Awards 2008:
Winners! Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Band
4
Nominations

Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Instrumentalist - guitar - Duffy King / bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - trombone - bugs Beddow / Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra
Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble - Orchard Lake Philharmonic Community Orchestra (bugs Beddow-Board Member)

Detroit Music Awards 2007:
Winners! Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Band

Winner!
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - Trombone

3
Nominations
Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist - trombone - bugs Beddow / Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra

Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble - Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra
(bugs Beddow-guest soloist / conductor)

Detroit Music Awards 2006:
4 Nominations
Outstanding R&B Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist - bugs Beddow

Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording - bugs Beddow band, "Mama Mia's 2004"
Outstanding Video - bugs Beddow "Mama Mia's 2004"

Detroit Music Awards 2005:
3 Nominations
Outstanding R&B Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow, trombone/flute
Outstanding Video - bugs Beddow "Unchain My Heart"

Detroit Music Awards 2004:
5 Nominations
Outstanding R&B Group - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Live Performance - bugs Beddow band
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Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow, trombone/flute
Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter - bugs Beddow
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist - bugs Beddow

Detroit Music Awards 2003:
Winners! Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Band
5 Nominations

Outstanding R&B Band - bugs Beddow band
Outstanding Live Performance - bugs Beddow band
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Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist - bugs Beddow, trombone/flute
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist - bugs Beddow
Outstanding R&B Recording - 7th album, bugs Beddow band, "Smokin' Live"

Detroit 300 Certificate of Appreciation 2003

International Blues Competition 2002 - Detroit Blues Society "Motor City Breakdown" 2002:
Finalists
Best Michigan Blues Band

Detroit Music Awards 2002:
Winners! Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Band
Best R & B Band

3 Nominations

Outstanding Blues/R&B Artist/Group
Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist

Detroit Music Awards 2001:
2 Nominations

Best Rhythm & Blues Band
Best Live Performance


Detroit Music Awards 2000:

Winners! Outstanding Rhythm & Blues Band
Best R & B Band

Detroit Music Awards 1998:
4 Nominations
Outstanding Blues Recording - 6th album, "'Bone Appetit"
Outstanding Blues Vocalist
Outstanding Blues Individual/Duo
Outstanding Blues Instrumentalist

Motor City Music Awards 1994:
1 Nomination
Outstanding Blues Recording - 4th album, "Goin' Blind"

Motor City Music Awards 1993:
Winner
Outstanding Blues Performer - Individual
Outstanding Blues Recording - 3rd album, "Bootleg Brigade"

Metro Times Awards 1992:

Winner
Best Locally Produced Jazz Album - 2nd album, "Yuda Man"

Metro Times Awards 1987:
Winner
Inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame
Best Trombonist (1987)

Metro Times Awards 1985:
Winner
Best Trombonist (1985)

Metro Times Awards 1984:
Winner
Best Trombonist (1984)

WJZZ 105.9 fm "Search For Stars" 1982:
Winners! Outstanding Jazz Band


bugsDISCOGRAPHY

Better Than Ever! (2011)
Mama Mia's 2004 DVD (recorded at Mama Mia's Restaurant in Walled Lake, MI on 1-17-04) (2004)
Smokin' Live (recorded at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak, MI on 8-30-02)
(2002)
'Bone Jour Tour - LIVE at the Detroit Jazz Festival (2000)
'Bone Appetit Tour - LIVE at the Mid-Michigan Blues Festival (1997)
3D BLUES (1996)
Goin' Blind (1994)
BOOTLEG BRIGADE (1993)
Yuda Man (1991)
bugs Beddow (1983)

on Other Peoples recordings:
"Sunny" 2010
Detroit Music Awards "Best of Detroit 2004"
Detroit Music Awards "Best of Detroit 2003"
WHFR "Uncut Detroit III 2003"
Harmonie Park Music - Cruisin' Songs from the Motor City Little Red Corvette 1999
JD Lamb "A Novel Day" 1996
Rocky Tatarelli "City Streets"
Retro/Trainable 1981
Air Condo (numerous compilations) 1979
Mitch Ryder "How I Spent My Vacation" 1978
The Blakely Bros "The Blakely Bros" 1977

 

bugsRADIO, TELEVISION, MOVIE CREDITS

 

 

 

 

Movie Credits:

"Ides Of March" 2011

"Ancient Evenings" 2010

"Hoffa" 1992

 

Television Credits:
WDIV Channel 4 "Easter Seals Telethon" Host 1986-1992

Radio Credits:
WKRK-Bob Bauer 2005, 2003, 2002
WHFR-JoAnn Korczynska "Highway 61" 2002
WDET, WEMU Detroit Jazz Festival 2000
WJR Mitch Albom Show Studio band 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996-Mitch's 1st show!

Mitch & the bugs Beddow band 1999

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the bugs Beddow band playing live in the WJR studio (22nd floor of the Fisher Building) April 14, 2005 _____________________

WDET Robert Jones "Blues From The Lowlands" Radio Show 1997
WOMC Dick Purtan Show 2002
WOMC Tom Ryan Radio Show 1998
WXYT Dave Dixon Radio Show 1997

  • bugsHISTORY
  • in 1965______in 2010