The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

Rufus bringing his music to Queens College

Posted: February 16, 2023

Free Concert! Streaming on the ACSM Youtube / I will be performing with the Queens College Jazz Ensemble and the Queens College String Quartet performing my music! February 23, 2023, 7:00pm, Room 264-the Choral Room, Queens College, Flushing, NY.

Faith Ringgold:  Coming to Jones Road

Posted: February 13, 2023

The Coming to Jones Road event will conclude with the performance of a newly-commissioned jazz suite by Rufus Reid, composed to celebrate Faith Ringgold, April 27, 2023 at 7:00pm at… Read More »

Rufus presents new CD ~ Celebration

Posted: October 17, 2022

Rufus Reid Trio w/ the SIRIUS QUARTET on Sunnyside Records ~ Rufus Reid – bass, Steve Allee –pianist, Duduka da Fonseca –drums, Kenneth Salters – drums Fung Chern Hwei, violin, Gregor Huebner, violin, Ron Lawrence, viola, Jeremy Harman, cello This CD is an expansion of a vinyl recording project I … Read More

Rufus continuing to compose

Posted: October 16, 2022

As many of you know I have happily been delving into the world of composition. I have just completed my first String Orchestra composition, Wind and Sail, commission by the Composers Guild of New Jersey. What a journey this was. This is a 10 minute, 45 second work with various … Read More

15th Annual Hudson Jazzworks Concert

Posted: August 13, 2021

I am delighted to be the guest artist at The Jazzworks Live Summer Program concert, Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00pm, August 15, 2021, is held at The Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY, with Armen Donelian and Mark Mommaas. There is a post concert reception, please stop by and say hello! I look … Read More

The International Society of Bassists is hosting a virtual Convention June 8-12. As I am sure you already know there are a lot of special events being hosted this week. The concert series is very impressive. I am honored to have one of the evenings, 8:00pm-Central Time, June 10, 2021. … Read More

I am so delighted to be part of this day. I will be (virtually) in Xalapa, Mexico, doing a Master Class and a Concert pm this Jazz Day. Check my Performance Calendar for info. I was there in 2009 for an incredible week working with students and rehearsing the Jazzfest … Read More

Rufus Reid with Newvelle Live

Posted: April 9, 2021

Newvelle invites you to experience concerts at our favorite studio – East Side Sound – recorded by Marc Urselli and streaming to wherever you are in the world. These take place every weekend in April, 2021. Mine is April 23, 2021, at 8:00pm.

The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers is holding a FREE virtual event to offer their members a chance to showcase their own work, facilitate conversation, and serve as a conduit for creativity and collaboration – similar to their conferences. Note: Free ~ Just Register. I will be the … Read More

Rufus Reid with Gary Karr

Posted: January 25, 2021

The International Society of Bassists is hosting a new series on The Center Stage with Gary Karr. He will invite a guest and they will discuss this world of music they live in. For his first event, he has invited me. Tune in to see what transpires. Check the performance … Read More