The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

The Niagara Movement Suite

Posted: July 19, 2024

I am deeply honored to be commissioned by The Appalachian Chamber Music Festival. This is an excellent group of musicians, who gather each summer to perform concerts and do Educational Events in various venues in Jefferson Country, West Virginia, and in Virginia.  Check their website. This is an amazing group, … Read More

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