About Amy

 

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Keyboardist Amy Bellamy received her Master’s of Music in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  After relocating to Boston, MA in 2002, Ms. Bellamy joined the Sam Kininger Band (of Soulive and Lettuce) which toured extensively throughout the US, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, culminating with their critically acclaimed 2010 BMG Japan CD release, Anthem.  Ms. Bellamy, along with her husband Aaron Bellamy, has led a well established 12+ year funk/fusion residency at Boston’s renowned Wally’s Jazz Cafe/Jazz Club.  Known as the A-Beez, the duo released their debut album Never Going Back in 2015, showcasing their strengths as songwriters and producers. Over the last decade, Ms. Bellamy has performed for President Bill Clinton with Chaka Khan, Terri Lyne Carrington, Shing02, the Harlem Gospel Choir, Martin Luther, Tomo Fujita, Bruce Bartlett, Akrobatik and more.  She has shared countless bills with major artists such as Parliament Funkadelic, Morris Day and the Time, Bootsy Collins, Chick Corea and more. As an accompanist, Ms. Bellamy has appeared on multiple European tours with notable performances at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France and St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.

Ms. Bellamy recently joined the Faculty of Berklee College of Music as an Assistant Professor in the Harmony Department – summer of 2016.

Locally you can find us every Tuesday at Wally’s Jazz Cafe and every Wednesday night at Bull McCabe’s in Somerville, MA.  These residencies are opportunities for us to try new things, explore and creatively tap into new ideas/grooves, etc.  These performances are 80% improvisatory, raw, honest and you’ll see us  at our best and our worst, flaws and  all, in the name of musical growth and maturity.

Venues  include:  Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Blue Note New York, Irving Plaza (NYC), Brooklyn Bowl, House of Blues (Chicago, Boston), B.B. King’s (NYC) Cayenne Jazz Festival, San Hose Jazz Festival, Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Rochester Jazz Festivals, Gathering of the VIbes music festivals, Bear Creek, Berklee Performance Center, Sanders Theatre (Harvard University) Sunset Boulevard Jazz Festival, Boom Boom Room (San Fran) Yoshi’s Jazz Club (CA) and many more….

Current Positions:  Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music, Harmony Department.

Former Positions Include:  Classical/Jazz Piano Teacher at Milton Academy, Private Lesson Teacher.Transcriber/Notation Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University Group Piano Teacher, Brookline Music School Piano Department Coordinator/Teacher, Concord Youth Theatre, First Congregational Church in Somerville, MA

18 Responses to About Amy

  1. Steve says:

    Amy we saw your band playing tonight, I was the guy from England with my family clapping and listening which is quite normal in England. The whole band were simply brilliant, you played so well, it’s a real shame that the customers are so ignorant to such dedicated musicians. we really enjoyed the set, and wish you all well for the future. Steve, Selina and Lana.

    • Thanks so much, Steve! We very much appreciate you listening and clapping for us. Unfortunately people at that particular establishment are mostly there for dinner and chatting, and the music is very much background. It’s always great when people like you and your family come through and really listen because it lets us know people do still appreciate live music. I often go to places and will be the only one clapping for the band and I think it’s good for people to see this, maybe one day they’ll get it! All the best to you and your family, and thanks once again!!!

  2. Jay Diamond says:

    Hi Amy. Ive just seen you on youtube. Somehow stumbled upon you. Im a big fan now. Your one hell of a funky chick and love your playing especially on that clav keyboard, couldnt make out what it was, Clavichord?. Also heard your husband play guitar and hes great too, monster licks. Im from New Zealand and I’ve been playing for a few years now. 30 odd something, i lost count after 30. lol. I have been to the States a few times for a few tours. If you and your husband come to tour let us know where you guys are playing.
    Jay

    • Hi Jay!
      Thanks for your comment and support! Yes, it’s a Clavinet I usually play and mine is a Hohner D6. Thanks for checking out the tunes and please let us know when you are in the states, particularly the Boston area.
      All best to you, musically and otherwise!
      Amy

  3. MikeW says:

    VERY Happy to drive up from NYC March 1st to see you in Worcester!

  4. Rachel Cho says:

    Hi Amy, I am looking for a jazz piano teacher, and you were highly recommend to me. I will leave my email address. Please pm me.

  5. Khaled says:

    the performance yesterday with Nephrok was SENSATIONAL!!!!

  6. Joe Levitan says:

    Hey Amy! It’s Joe Levitan. I took jazz with you at Milton a while back. Shoot me an email @jlevitan18@gmail.com, I’d love to catch up.
    -Joe

  7. Matt Bourne-Jones says:

    Hi Amy

    Just seen you guys at Wallys – really nice. Wanted to come and say hello and thank you, but you were busy talking. See you there next time I’m over in BOS In a couple of weeks

    ps just posted a vid of your awesome nirvana and solo on FB. Hope that’s okay..?!

    Matt

  8. Matt Bourne-Jones says:

    Loved the changes on your intro to this – here’s your soloing.

    Matt

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  10. Great show at Toad with Christian McNeill last night! It’s nice to see a show where the keyboardist gets the solos. Your solos reminded me of Herbie Hancock’s playing on the “Headhunters” album at times!
    BTW, my mom’s family is from Patrick County, Virginia and we go down there a lot. We were just in Roanoke last month.
    Rick

  11. Richard Barton says:

    Hi Amy! It’s your former piano Student from Greensboro, Rick Barton (lessons at GMA c.2000-2001). Congrats on the gig at Berklee!! My 16-yr old nephew, Fletcher, is currently at Berklee five week. He’s a guitarist doing funk-fusion, and will be in the ensemble at the wed night blow-out at the BPC next week! Small world, eh?

    • Hi Rick!
      Great to hear from you and thanks so much for being in touch. That’s fantastic about your nephew I hope you enjoyed his time at Berkelee. Are you still playing piano? I hope so!! my best to you and family!

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