The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

A PlayIN for Double Bass? Sounds like something I would like. I checked with Joseph Conyers and he said I could participate! So there I was, with 60 other participants of all ages at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, May 3. Can you see the stage? All those basses! What … Read More

So Many Thank You’s

Posted: April 18, 2014

This past month has been a tremendous time for me. I thank you all for your help making the release of the “Quiet Pride” CD a wonderful event. The April issue of JazzTimes has a beautiful article “Art To Art” by Giovanni Russonello and even a photo to remind us … Read More

It was fantastic. I hope you were there. These 20 outrageous musicians assembled and played like we had just played yesterday. The second set, we were flying! Both sets were sold out – to people who had no idea what to expect! This music is nothing like the Trio and … Read More

Quiet Pride CD Release Event

Posted: March 5, 2014

Come to The Jazz Standard, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, New York City, NY 10015 Come hear this big band augmented with 2 French… Read More »

Birthday release of “Quiet Pride”

Posted: February 17, 2014

My 70th birthday was the best yet. “Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project” was released Feb 11, 2014. This project took two years to come together, but here it is, and I am totally blown away. Motema Music did a fabulous job with this project. Everyone worked hard, from … Read More

What fun! Playing with Dave always give me such pleasure, and always makes me throw down. Despite the weather, we arrived at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philly on Feb 8 ready to play. A night with sold out sets, excellent music and great fun. Sunday on to Towson University where … Read More

I am still floating

Posted: February 5, 2014

The concert was spectacular! This was a huge dream come true to have my three movement orchestra work, MASS TRANSIT, performed. The performance gave my goose bumps! Maestro Kimcherie Lloyd was fantastic. She had such control and was so clear. The Orchestra performed magnificently. This was the African American Music … Read More

Rufus Reid Performs

Posted: January 29, 2014

18th Annual African American Music Heritage Institute Concert – February 3, 2014 For the very first time I am having the great honor and opportunity to have my orchestral music and my big band music performed on one concert. I will be in Louisville, KY, with the Univ of Louisville … Read More

Motema Music “Quiet Pride” podcast

Posted: January 23, 2014

Listen to a conversation with Rufus Reid about “Quiet Pride”, on the Motema Speaks Podcast series.

An evening of Jazz at The Kitano

Posted: November 30, 2013

Did anyone see the New York Times Jazz Listings about us? Nate Chinen said: “Out Front is the longtime outlet for Mr. Reid, a bassist with more than 40 years of experience. A trio with the pianist Steve Allee and the drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, it upholds a cruising, unflappable … Read More