Grants – Awards



The MacDowell Colony – for Composition
2008 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship – Composition
2006 The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Composition Award
Administered by the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2006 ASCAP/IAJE Commission -Established Jazz Composer Category
2005 Chamber Music America’s New Works: Encore Program
Funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
2003 Chamber Music America’s New Works:
Creation and Presentation Program Grant
Funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
2000 BMI Foundation – Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize


2013 Recognition Award for Composition –
International Society of Bassists
2013 LeJENds of Jazz Education Award – Jazz Education Network
2007 Jazz Leadership Award – New Jersey Jazz Society
2006 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
2005 Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
2001 Distinguished Achievement Award
International Society of Bassists
This is the Society’s highest honor
1999 New Jersey Outstanding Educator of the Year Award
New Jersey International Association of Jazz Educators
1998 Jazz Educator Achievement Award
DownBeat Magazine
1997 Humanitarian Award
The International Association of Jazz Educators
1993 Merit Award – Northwestern University
Presented to those who have distinguished themselves in their particular professions in such a way as to reflect credit upon their alma mater.
1988 Congressional Achievement Award
In recognition of outstanding musicianship and contribution to the preservation of Jazz
1991 Cape Award
For the Best Special Event – Music Division
1990 Visionary Award
The Carter G. Woodson Foundation


Rufus Reid Trio with the Sirius Quartet Celebration


  • 12/04/2022
    Rufus Reid Quartet at the Wyckoff Public Library
    Friends Holiday Concert
    Wyckoff, NJ

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