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June 2018
June 9-15 Rufus Reid ~ Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute

Participation in the Program for Jazz is by invitation only. The Program for Jazz focuses on composition and small ensemble improvisation. Although part of the program focuses on performing a well-rehearsed concert, most of the days are spent rehearsing with a variety of individuals, learning how to perform well with changing personnel. All 15 fellows write original music in the program.

The fellows will present the annual RSMI Jazz Grandstand concert of original compositions, June 15, 2018, as the culmination of their week of study.

Billy Childs, Composer/Piano
Nathan Davis, Composer/Saxophone
Rufus Reid, Composer/Bass

Steans Music Institute
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
June 9 Rufus Reid ~ Bridges: A Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition

Presented by Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute Program for Jazz

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of RSMI,
Ravinia is pleased to announce Bridges:
An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition.

This celebration will award deserving young composers The David Baker Prize
for works written for string quartet and jazz trio.
Up to three winners will be selected and each winner will be awarded a prize of $2500.
Winners will also have their compositions performed at Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre
Saturday, June 9th at 8:30 PM.

A composition of each faculty member will also be performed.
Billy Childs ~ Into the Light
Nathan Davis ~ Matryoshka Blues
Rufus Reid ~ Beguiled for String Bass, Concert Marimba, Trombone

Contact Information:
Phone: 847-266-5106

Martin Theatre
Ravinia Park, Just inside the main gate
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
8:30pm Concert
July 2018
July 6-7 Rufus Reid’s Composition at July PNME Concert

Presented by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble:
Three new commissions from the winners of the
American Composers Forum‘s CONNECT contest,
David Biedenbender, Rufus Reid, and Jung Yoon Wie.

Check out the ACF Connect site!

I am so thrilled to be writing for this eclectic ensemble.
These musicians are not only top drawer professionals,
they are open to anything you ask of them! What a joy for the composer.
Remembrance was composed in honor of the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, Leonard Bernstein, and Dizzy Gillespie.

City Theater, Main Stage
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
8:00pm Concert
July 9-13 Rufus Reid ~ Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Camp

I always look forward to working at Jamey’s Camp.
See you there!

Call with ANY questions!

University of Louisville
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops
Louisville, KY 40292
September 2018
September 13-16 Rufus Reid Quartet ~ with Special guest, Yosvany Terry

Yosvany Terry – alto & soprano saxophones
Steve Allee – piano
Duduka Da Fonseca – drums
Rufus Reid – Bass

Two 60-minute shows
Jazz Standard Info: 212-576-2232

The Jazz Standard
116 E 27th St
New York City, NY 10016
Two sets ~ 7:30PM & 9:30PM