Arndt Beckmann founded Ara's Circle in March 2013.
Composing and arranging for this formation is a great challenge, a band which experiments with various disciplines.
Best musician at the biggest Dutch Award event for musicians and bands "De Grote Prijs van Nederland"
Rhein Jazz Award.
Europe, Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Cuba, South Africa and Reunion Island.
Ara's Circle, Zuco 103, Cubrabop Quintet, State of Monc to name a few.
Arndt was invitated to the International Drummermeeting Germany.
Studybackground and masterclasses:
Arndt graduated in drums & percussion at CodArts Rotterdam (NL). He followed master classes given by: Luis Conte, Armando Peraza, John Santos (USA), Calixto Oviedo, Mauricio Herrera, Roicel Riverón, Luis Papin, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (Cuba), Dudu Tucci, Gama (Brazil) Martin Verdonk, Lucas van Merwijk (The Netherlands), N'Diaye Rose Family (Senegal), Addy Family (Ghana).