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2024.2.14 Rufus Reid Composer Spotlight

Date

February 15, 2024

Event Type

Composer Spotlight

Miho Hazama

Event Type Description

Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.

Description

Developing Transitions in A Large Work

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Rufus Reid, legendary bass player, bandleader, composer, and co-founder of the Jazz Studies & Performance Program at William Patterson University. He has toured and recorded with Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, and Kenny Barron, among countless others. Reid’s book, ‘The Evolving Bassist’, continues to be recognized as the industry standard, definitive bass method. As a composer, Reid’s 2014 big band album “Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project” was nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, and Best Instrumental Composition for ‘Recognition’ (the first movement of the suite) at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.

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