2017 International Jazz Composers Symposium

I have been in Tampa at the ISJAC Conference for the past few days. I cannot tell you what a thrill it is for everyone. Maria Schneider, Billy Childs, and I have given Artist Talks. Evening concerts are John Hollenbeck

Premiere ~ Rufus Reid’s “Lake Tyrrell in Innisfree”

Sunday, April 23, 2017, The Raleigh Civic Symphony presents my latest commission; “Lake Tyrrell in Innisfree.” This commission requested the subject be inspired by rivers and water. We had just discovered Innisfree in Millbrook, NY, a beautiful lake surrounded by

Winard Harper Presents Rufus Reid

I must recommend this event to all of you. Monday Evenings Winard Harper hosts a very special Jam Session at Moore’s Lounge in Jersey City. This Session presents an established artist performing with Winard Harper and his group. There is

Great four days with Ted Nash at Dizzy’s Club, NYC

I had so much fun playing Ted’s music with Matt Wilson, Warren Wolf, Gary Versace and Ted Nash, of course, playing all his instruments ~ he even took a solo on piccolo! We played a variety of music, some from

FANTASTIC experience at the 50th Elmhurst Jazz Festival

I just want to mention to those who read my posts, that this Festival was an incredible experience for everyone. Doug Beach does an incredible job creating an experience for these students. To my delight I, too, had a fantastic

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 06/05/2017 - 06/10/2017
    Rufus Reid at The International Society of Bassists Conference
    ISB
    Ithaca , New York
  • 06/10/2017 - 06/17/2017
    Rufus Reid teaching at The Steans Music Institute
    Steans Music Institute
    Highland Park, Illinois
  • 06/24/2017
    Rufus Reid to receive Don Redman Jazz Heritage Award
    Don Redman Jazz Heritage Award
    Harpers Ferry, WV
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