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April 2020
April 8-9 Rufus Reid, Mentor, at Arizona State University

I have been asked to be a Mentor as part of the Ravenscroft Jazz Resident Artist Program at ASU this year. It has been a great experience interacting with the students and faculty here. I am looking forward to this visit.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts~School of Music
Arizona State University
1001 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287
June 2020
June 1-5 Bridges Competition Concert, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute

Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute Program for Jazz is pleased to announce the return of the jazz and classical fusion composition competition Bridges, awarding the David Baker Prize to young artists for new works written for string quartet and jazz trio.

Up to three winners will be selected, and each winner will be awarded a prize of $2,500. Winners will have their compositions premiered in Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall Friday, June 5, 2020.

Billy Childs, Steve Wilson, and I will be here all week working with the young composers.

Concert: Bennett Gordon Hall is located in the John D. Harza Building, at the southwest corner of Ravinia, near the south gate.

Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia
Bridges Composition Concert
Southwest Corner of Ravinia, SouthWest Gate
Highland Park, IL 60035
June 4-12 Rufus Reid at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute

The one-week Program for Jazz at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a unique summer program for young professional musicians that focuses upon composition and performance. Days are spent rehearsing in quintets, studying composition with the faculty, and learning how to perform with ever-changing personnel. All fellows write original music as a cornerstone of the program. Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute fosters a supportive, non-competitive environment for study and performance, with participants from around the world creating a distinctive jazz community.

Billy Childs, Co-Program Director and Composer/Piano
Rufus Reid, Co-Program Director and Composer/Bass
Steve Wilson, Saxophone

Concert: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Bennett Gordon Hall

Concert: Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia
Southwest Corner of Ravinia, SouthWest Gate
Highland Park, IL 60035
July 2020
July 11-17 Rufus Reid at The Milton J. Hinton Institute for Studio Bass

This is a a weeklong residential program open to bass students, ages 13-21, of all ability levels and for musical genres from jazz to classical.

There is a long list of Institute Faculty and Guests that I am honored to be standing with.
Check it out!

Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Milt Hinton Institute
39 W. College St
Oberlin, OH 44074