All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Reggie Quinerly

Reggie Quinerly Reggie Quinerly

Quinerly grew up in a rich musical environment – one that nourished artists as stylistically diverse as pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, drummers Sebastian Whittaker, Chris Dave and Eric Harland and guitarist Mike Moreno . They all attended Houston's High School of the Performing and Visual Arts, where the teachers, said Quinerly, were “incredibly devoted. They gave us a real head start.”

After graduating high school he ventured to the East Coast, more specifically, the Mannes School of Music at New School University where he got to study with three great drummers: Jimmy Cobb, Lewis Nash, and Kenny Washington. After sometime honing his chops on the scene he returned to school earning his Master's in Jazz Studies at the prestigious Juilliard School.

Noted as a “conscientious jazz drummer with a nimble and approachable style” (Nate Chinen, New York Times) he has played with such leading artists as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Chico and Von Freeman and Greg Osby. He has also made it a point to collaborate with the next wave of musical leaders such as Tim Warfield, Christian Sands, Orin Evans and Melanie Charles.

In 2017 he fulfilled a life-long goal of returning to higher education, this time as a Juilliard faculty member. In the summer of 2019 he joined the faculty at Hunter College which is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
“A drummer of swinging disposition...” —NATE CHINEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Photos

Albums

Album New York Nowhere by Reggie Quinerly

New York Nowhere

Redefinition Music
2021

buy
Album Words to Love by Reggie Quinerly

Words to Love

Redefinition Music
2018

buy
Album Invictus by Reggie Quinerly

Invictus

Self Produced
2015

buy
Freedmantown

Freedmantown

Reggie Quinerly
Music Inspired by Freedmantown

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.