Rufus’ Musical Groups

“Quiet Pride ~
The Elizabeth Catlett Project”

Recognition • Mother and Child • Tapestry In The Sky
Singing Head • Glory

Quiet Pride is an hour long, five movement suite for a 20-piece orchestra (Big Band plus 2 French horns and female vocalize). Each movement was written for a particular sculpture of Elizabeth Catlett’s and the music takes shape from the iconic sculpture.

Option One: Full Ensemble
Includes Rufus Reid on bass and a conductor
Option Two: Rhythm section, plus vocalist
Completed with your musicians
Option Three: Rufus comes as Conductor only
In each case, a minimum of two days of rehearsal prior to concert


The Rufus Reid “Out Front” Trio

Steve Allee – piano  ~
Duduka Da Fonseca – drums

This trio invites Steve Allee and Duduka Da Fonseca to share the spot light, their music and exception chemistry on stage with Rufus.  Their maturity, sensitivity and ability to feel and hear what each is playing puts them in synch with one another as they complete the other’s thoughts in their musical conversation.

The Rufus Reid
“Hues of a Different Blue” Sextet

The Rufus Reid “Out Front Trio” featuring Steve Allee (piano) & Duduka DaFonseca (drums), with very special guests, legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist J.D. Allen & master Brazilian composer/guitarist Toninho Horta.  Rufus has created an unforgettable sound with these master musicians.

The Rufus Reid
”Kennedy Center” Quintet

featuring Rich Perry on Tenor Saxophone, Freddie Hendrix on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Steve Allee on piano and Tim Horner on drums.

This ensemble encompasses three generations that combine the styles and experiences that bridge from the infectious hard swinging bebop to lush sensuous ballads, always including exciting original compositions.


  • 03/27/2015 - 03/28/2015
    The Rufus Reid “Out Front” Trio
    Nashville Jazz Workshop
    Nashville, TN
  • 04/11/2015
    RR Trio at Univ of Indianapolis
    Jazz Concert Series
    Indianapolis, IN
  • 04/13/2015
    The University Masterclass Series
    Corbett Center for The Performing Arts
    Cincinnatti, OH

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