The Evolving Bassist: What's New with RR

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

For those of you in the New York City area Thanksgiving Weekend, come to the Kitano Jazz Room Friday night. I’ll be appearing there with my “OUT FRONT” Trio – Steve Allee, piano and Duduka Da Fonseca, drums. Jazz at Kitano The Kitano Hotel 66 Park Avenue at East 38th … Read More

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Posted: November 18, 2013

The first of November, I was in Caberete, Dominican Republic, at the 2013 DR Jazz Festival. It was my first time to visit and I know I want to return one day. The festival was really happening and had a variety of music right on the beach. It was beautiful, … Read More

It was great to be back at the Pori Jazz Festival. I had not been there since I played there with Stan Getz in the 1980’s! It was wonderful to see the festival still on-going and thriving with great energy. The Tim Hagans Quartet had two performances. One in the … Read More

This week I am in Finland, with The Tim Hagans Quartet at the Pori Jazz Festival. On July 19 we will be performing in the Pori Theater, a 300 seat theater that is the oldest and probably also the most beautiful theatre in Finland. It is an intimate, lovely setting … Read More

Hello, it’s 2013!!

Posted: May 28, 2013

My home page has been sadly neglected! I can only apologize. Let’s get to current events. Then a few comments on the wonderful experiences that have come my way already this year. I will be attending the International Society of Bassist Conference June 2-7, held at The Eastman School of … Read More

Two “Quiet Pride” Concerts

Posted: March 5, 2012

I cannot begin to tell you how I feel, except to say I am on cloud 20! It was an incredible event. The LSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of… Read More »

“Quiet Pride” World Premiere!

Posted: February 22, 2012

A four movement work inspired by the incredible sculptures of an American artist, Elizabeth Catlett; on February 28-29, 2012, QUIET PRIDE will be performed with Brian Shaw & the Louisiana… Read More »