Born: February 2, 1929
In his 84 years, Ed Reed has gained great insight into the joys and especially the sorrows of the human condition. The San Francisco Bay Area-based jazz vocalist, who made his recording debut in 2007 at the age of 78, has imparted what he has learned with consummate musical subtlety, emotion- searing depth of feeling, and the nuanced delivery of a master storyteller on his critically-acclaimed CDs. The first two, Ed Reed Sings Love Stories (2007) and The Song Is You (2008)are collections of tunes from the Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and jazz traditions drawn from Reed’s near-encyclopedic knowledge of the Great American Songbook. ...
Awards2013, 2012, 2010, 2011, 2008 DownBeat Critics Poll: Rising Star Male Vocalist 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll, Male Vocalist 2011 DownBeat Readers Poll, Rising Star Male Vocalist DownBeat Editors Pick - "Born to Be Blue," 2011 "Jazz Hero" Award. Jazz Journalists Association, 2011.
Ed Reed - I'm A Shy Guy: A Tribute to the King Cole Trio & Their MusicBlue Shorts Records
Born to Be BlueBlue Shorts Records
Love StoriesSelf Produced
The Song Is YouBlue Shorts Records
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- Ed Reed - I'm A Shy Guy: A Tribute to the King Cole Trio & Their Music by C. Michael Bailey
- Born to Be Blue by C. Michael Bailey
- The Song Is You by Elliott Simon
- Love Stories by Michael P. Gladstone