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March 2020
March 5 The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid with the WDR Band

I am honored to be asked to bring my music, and to perform with the noted WDR Band in Cologne, Germany. I feel very fortunate to perform with this respected ensemble.

Dennis Mackrel will be conducting, as always. Dennis allows me to concentrate on playing!

Schloss Borbeck
Schlossstraße 101I
45355 Essen
7:00pm Concert
March 6 The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid with the WDR Band

The WDR Band in Cologne, Germany, has invited me to bring my music and to perform with them.

Dennis Mackrel will be conducting, as he has all of my big band performances!

Domicil Forum Jazz & Creative Music
Hansastr. 7 - 11
44137 Dortmund
8:00pm - 10:00pm Concert
March 20 Rufus at the 43rd Annual TCU Jazz Festival, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University is hosting it’s very successful festival with high school and middle school ensembles. I am honored to be asked to join the festivities this year.

Friday evening I will perform with the TCU Jazz Faculty

Saturday at Noon, there will be a performance clinic.

Saturday evening, I will perform with the TCU Jazz Ensemble.

I think they will be keep me busy and I think it will be a lot of fun.

Ed Landreth Hall
TCU Jazz Festival
120 2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
March 29 Palisades Virtuosi plays the music of Rufus Reid

This has been a most exciting time for me, composing for this distinguished group. I am honored to have been commissioned by them for this concert.

I do hope you can come.

Learn more:

Hackensack Performing Arts Center
100 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
3:00pm - 5:00pm Concert
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