Rufus’ Musical Groups

“Quiet Pride ~
The Elizabeth Catlett Project”

Recognition • Mother and Child • Tapestry In The Sky
Singing Head • Glory

Quiet Pride is an hour long, five movement suite for a 20-piece orchestra (Big Band plus 2 French horns and female vocalize). Each movement was written for a particular sculpture of Elizabeth Catlett’s and the music takes shape from the iconic sculpture. The recording of this group received two nominations for the 57th GRAMMY Awards ~ Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition for ‘Recognition’ the first movement of this suite.

Option One: Full Ensemble
Includes Rufus Reid on bass and a conductor
Option Two: Rhythm section, plus vocalist
Completed with your musicians
Option Three: Rufus comes as Conductor only
In each case, a minimum of two days of rehearsal prior to concert


The Rufus Reid “Out Front” Trio

Steve Allee – piano  ~
Duduka Da Fonseca – drums

This trio invites Steve Allee and Duduka Da Fonseca to share the spot light, their music and exception chemistry on stage with Rufus.  Their maturity, sensitivity and ability to feel and hear what each is playing puts them in synch with one another as they complete the other’s thoughts in their musical conversation.

The Rufus Reid
“Hues of a Different Blue” Sextet

The Rufus Reid “Out Front Trio” featuring Steve Allee (piano) & Duduka DaFonseca (drums), with very special guests, legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist J.D. Allen & master Brazilian composer/guitarist Toninho Horta.  Rufus has created an unforgettable sound with these master musicians.

The Rufus Reid
”Kennedy Center” Quintet

featuring Rich Perry on Tenor Saxophone, Freddie Hendrix on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Steve Allee on piano and Tim Horner on drums.

This ensemble encompasses three generations that combine the styles and experiences that bridge from the infectious hard swinging bebop to lush sensuous ballads, always including exciting original compositions.


Rufus Reid with Sullivan Fortner Always in the Moment


  • 10/28/2022 - 10/30/2022
    Rufus Reid Quintet at Dizzy’s Club, NYC
    Dizzy\'s Club Coca Cola
    New York, NY

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