Rufus Reid (USA)
Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae. Rufus participated in the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop for five years which has empowered him to move more deeply into the composing arena. He has written for string orchestra, jazz ensembles large and small, concert band, double bass ensemble pieces and a solo bass composition. Mass Transit, Rufus’ three movement symphony orchestra composition, was premiered in 2011. Also premiered that year was the orchestral arrangement of Reid’s Caress The Thought with soloist, Joe Guastafeste, retired principle bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Reid composed Caress The Thought as a solo piece for bass virtuoso, Diana Gannett, who has performed it several times and recorded it on her 2015 CD Artemis in the Oak Grove with pianist Ellen Rowe.
Rufus Reid’s major professional career began in Chicago and continues since 1976 in New York City. He has toured and recorded with Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, Harold Land & Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron and countless others. He continues to enjoy associations with Tim Hagans, Bob Mintzer, Frank Wess, Marvin Stamm, Benny Golson.
Reid continues to lead his Out Front Trio with pianist, Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. He released Out Front ~ The Rufus Reid Trio on Motéma Records in 2010. Reid recorded with this trio again, adding guests, Bobby Watson, Freddie Hendrix, JD Allen, and Toninho Horta, releasing Hues of a Different Blue on Motéma in 2011.
For this special performance he unites with local musicians Darrin Archer (Piano), Dave Beck (Drums), Eugene Ball (Trumpet), and Phil Noy (Saxophone).
|Doors Open||17 Nov 2018 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||17 Nov 2018 9:00 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||17 Nov 2018 7:30 pm|
|Ticket Price||$35 or $25 concession|