The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

Rufus Reid at The Nash, Phoenix, AZ

Posted: April 18, 2024

Performing with Renee Rosnes, Nick Finzer and Lewis Nash! This was a CD-Release event, celebrating “NIck Finzer’s “Legacy,a Centennial Celebration of JJ Johnson.” This is a great club. Check it out. You know we had fun!

Eddie Harris and his music will be celebrated, and I could not be more pleased. I will be the host of this evening at Dizzy’s. This man should be celebrated. Get it on your calendar, Tuesday, October 17, 2023. One night only. Two sets – 7:30pm and 9:30 pm. Photo … Read More

Come to Princeton and have a day of music. I’ll be there with my Quintet. Check my Performance page for details.

A New York City billboard!

Posted: June 8, 2023

I am surprised and overwhelmed to be singled out like his and certainly happy for the positive affirmation of the success of my being a creative musician in our country.

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