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Rufus Reid

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: February 10, 1944    

Rufus Reid

Rufus Reid, one of today's premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae. Rufus participated in the BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop for five years which has empowered him to move more deeply into the composing arena. He won the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Award for his composition, “Skies Over Emilia.” His composition, “Whims of the Blue Bird” is the result of this award's commission. This has led to further commissions. He has written for string orchestra, jazz ensembles large and small, concert band, double bass ensemble pieces and a solo bass composition....
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  • Quiet Pride

    Motema Music
    2014
  • Out Front

    ABC Records
    2011
  • Out Front

    Motema Music
    2010
  • Live at the Kennedy Center

    Motema Music
    2007
  • The Gait Keeper

    Sunnyside Records
    2004

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