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