Milt Hinton Day

June 12 in Oberlin, Ohio at the Oberlin College & Conservatory, we honored the great bassist, Milt Hinton. This is the 1st Annual Milt Hinton Institute Workshop. All week long we interacted, coached and performed with 25+ young bassist. Congratulations to Oberlin College for acquiring Milt’s instruments, hundreds of photographs and artifacts. It is awesome. Bassist Peter Dominguez is directly responsible for this event to happen. Virtuoso bassist, Diana Gannett, performed and she played my composition, ‘Caress The Thought’. I was so honored. This woman can play a whole note and give me goose bumps! Richard Davis, Scott Dixon, Philip Alejo, Sue Yelanjian, Audrey Meltzer. John Clayton were there along with Gerald Cannon, John Kennedy, Donovan Stokes, and Jerry Jermott. Billy Hart was here and Gary Bartz, too. BASS LOVE was everywhere and it was been an incredible week. This review is extensive and worth your time.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 01/19/2017
    Rufus Reid to speak at Duke Ellington Society
    The Duke Ellington Society
    New York, NY
  • 01/24/2017
    Rufus Reid at Elmhurst College, Illinois
    The 50th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
    Elmhurst, IL
  • 02/10/2017 - 02/11/2017
    Rufus Reid at The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh
    MCG Jazz
    Pittsburgh, PA
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