The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

Jazz Master Summit

Posted: May 28, 2020

Leading Jazz Musicians and Educators share their history, wisdom, and insights, through a collection of well-produced video interviews. The Jazz Master Summit is the most beautifully produced interview series I have ever been part of. For the $20.00 ticket you gain access to other events that week such as live … Read More

My kind of Poster for any event!

Posted: February 23, 2020

Le 38 RIV Jazz Club and Bar, Paris, is hosting this poster. It was discovered by my nephew, John and Marinda Neumann. Great photo of Pierre Marcus. As you see in the post below, we had a wonderful celebration of my music at Dizzy’s Club last year. This year, March, … Read More

Celebrate Rufus’ 75th year at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, NYC

Posted: October 13, 2019

Thursday – Sunday, October 17-20, 2019! The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid! Rufus is celebrating! I will only get to be 75 once. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola has given me the opportunity to present my music to you. I have written new music for this stellar band to play … Read More

Newvelle Records Week at The Jazz Standard, NYC

Posted: August 20, 2019

September 3-8, 2019, The Jazz Standard is offering some unusual and very special fare. Newvelle Records has been given the week to showcase their Four Seasons of Recordings. Tuesday, Sept 3, I will be performing there with the group that recorded Terrestrial Dance, The Rufus Reid Trio plus The Sirius … Read More

Teaching Composition at VCFA

Posted: August 20, 2019

I was asked to come to the Vermont College of Fine Arts during their Summer Residency. They offer a MFA in Music Composition. I still consider myself a performer, who also composes. I realize I have quite a body of work, and that I have been at this for some … Read More

Recording for Newvelle again!

Posted: August 20, 2019

Newvelle Records! A most innovative company. You may remember that they released my Terrestrial Dance; The Rufus Reid Trio with The Sirius Quartet, on their Second Session. I believe that session is now sold out. They are sending out their Third Session Recordings this year. But they are continuing to … Read More

Artist in Residence ~ WPU Summer Jazz Camp

Posted: August 20, 2019

It felt really strange to be driving out to William Paterson Univ after all these years. They had a real treat in store for me. I was to visit all the groups assembled for the Summer Jazz Camp. I was delighted with the students attending this camp. Also beautiful to … Read More

The Guildhall, London, with Scott Stroman

Posted: March 2, 2019

Scott Stroman brought “Quiet Pride” to The Guildhall School of Music in January. I performed there with the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra. This is a good orchestra, and they also performed more of my compositions, including one of my latest big band compositions, “Of Regal Patience.” We performed in the beautiful … Read More

Happy 2019

Posted: January 1, 2019

Looking back over this year, I am filled with pleasure at the wonderful people I have met, the myriad experiences I have had, the places I have been invited to, and the opportunity to get my music performed. It has been quite a year. We have so many people to … Read More

Rufus in Melbourne, AU

Posted: January 1, 2019

November saw me at the Double Bass Day at Melbourne Conservatory of Music. Rob Nairn spearheaded this amazing day, even to bringing me for this event. It was wonderful to see the young people performing. Our instrument is in good hands. Michael Tortoni gave me two nights at his JazzLab … Read More