A Great Time at The Chicago Jazz Festival!

SAM_1099 - Version 3What a weekend! There is something special about making music in Chicago.  My “Hues of a Different Blue” Band appeared on the Festival Friday eve.  Steve Allee, Winard Harper, Bobby Watson, Derrick Gardner and JD Allen and myself!  We were ready, and we had a fabulous time.  We ended our set with an Eddie Harris tune.  Eddie Harris was my first time of being on the road week after week.  He taught me how to carry myself, how to do the business, and how to make music.  We had to play a tune for him in Chicago!  If you were there you got the feeling of power from the band and energy from the audience.  it was magical.   The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is incredible. The stage is huge, the sound system fantastic, the video system gives everyone the opportunity to see all the details! I was told my bass sounded like my bass! Thousands of people!  A standing ovation at the end of our set!  What a night!  Check this photo!

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 12/04/2016 - 12/11/2016
    Rufus Reid – MSUFCU Guest Artist in Residence
    MIchigan State University College of Music
    East Lansing, MI
  • 01/04/2017 - 01/07/2017
    Rufus Reid at The JEN Conference
    Jazz Education Network Conference
    New Orleans, LA
  • 01/19/2017
    Rufus Reid to speak at Duke Ellington Society
    The Duke Ellington Society
    New York, NY
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