Beegie Adair

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Beegie Adair
Birth nameBobbe Gorin Long
Born (1937-12-11) December 11, 1937 (age 81)
Barren County, Kentucky, United States
LabelsAdair Music Group, Green Hill, Village Square Music

Bobbe Gorin "Beegie" Adair, née Long[1] (born December 11, 1937, Barren County, Kentucky, United States) is an American jazz pianist. She studied piano at Western Kentucky University. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she did graduate work at Peabody College. She later went on to form the Beegie Adair Trio.[2]


Adair has recorded and appeared in over 90 recordings (37 of which are recorded with her trio, the Beegie Adair Trio, which consists of bassist Roger Spencer and percussionist Chris Brown), ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads. She has released a six-CD Centennial Composers Collection of tunes by Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, Carmichael and Berlin. Adair cites George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner among her influences.

She lives in Franklin, Tennessee. Her late husband, Billy, was an associate professor of jazz studies at the Blair School in Vanderbilt University until his death in February 2014.[3] She is a Board & Faculty member of the Nashville Jazz Workshop and performs regularly in Nashville.


  • 1997 Frank Sinatra Collection: A Musical Tribute (Green Hill)
  • 1998 Escape to New York (CAP)
  • 1999 Jazz Piano Christmas (Green Hill)
  • 2001 Dream Dancing: Songs of Cole Porter (Spring Hill)
  • 2002 I'll Take Romance (Spring Hill)
  • 2003 Centennial Composers: Duke Ellington (Green Hill)
  • 2003 Centennial Composers: Richard Rodgers (Hillsboro)
  • 2003 Days of Wine and Roses (Village Square)
  • 2004 Embraceable You (Green Hill)
  • 2004 Quiet Christmas (Village Square)
  • 2004 Sentimental Journey (Village Square)
  • 2004 The Way You Look Tonight: The Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern (Green Hill)
  • 2005 An Affair to Remember: Romantic Movie Songs of the 1950's (Green Hill)
  • 2008 Dancing in the Dark: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (Green Hill)
  • 2008 Dinner Music: Light Jazz (Green Hill)
  • 2008 In a Sentimental Mood (Green Hill)
  • 2008 Yesterday: A Solo Piano Tribute to the Music of the Beatles (Green Hill)
  • 2009 Moments to Remember (Green Hill)
  • 2009 Parisian Café (Green Hill)
  • 2009 Winter Romance (Green Hill)
  • 2010 Swingin' with Sinatra (Green Hill)
  • 2011 Cocktail Party (Green Hill)
  • 2011 I Love Being Here with You: A Jazz Piano Tribute to Peggy Lee (Green Hill)
  • 2011 Into Somethin' (Green Hill)
  • 2012 After the Ball (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Christmas and Cocktails (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Christmas Elegance: Elegant Holiday Instrumentals Featuring Piano and Violin (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Cocktail Party Piano (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Jazz and the Movies (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Jazz for the Road (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Piano Music for Moms: Mother's Day Music Collection (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Piano Music for Weddings (Green Hill)
  • 2012 Save the Last Dance for Me: A Jazz Trio Salute to Timeless Pop Hits of the 1960s (Green Hill)
  • 2012 The Real Thing (Green Hill/Adair Music Group)
  • 2013 A Time for Love: Jazz Piano Romance (Green Hill)
  • 2014 The Good Life: A Jazz Piano Tribute to Tony Bennett (Green Hill)
  • 2015 Too Marvelous for Words (Adair Music Group)
  • 2016 Some Enchanted Evening (Green Hill)
  • 2017 By Request (Green Hill)[4]


  1. ^ "Hall of Distinguished Alumni – Ms. Beegie Adair (Inducted in 2006)". Western Kentucky University Alumni Association. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Tennessean". Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  4. ^ "Beegie Adair | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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