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Scott Reeves is a trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer and educator. He has performed or recorded with groups such as the Dave Liebman Big Band, Bill Mobley’s Smoke Big Band, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and the Vanguard Orchestra. He leads Manhattan Bones and the Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra, whose debut CD, Portraits and Places” was recently release on Origin Records. Scott also performed at leading jazz clubs in Italy, Portugal and Japan.

In addition to his performing and writing activities, Scott is currently Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the City College of New York (CUNY). His textbooks on jazz improvisation, “Creative Jazz Improvisation” and “Creative Beginnings,” both published by Prentice-Hall, are widely used in leading college jazz curriculums. Scott may be reached through his website: www.creativejazz.com or by email at [email protected]

Gear

Mirafone alto flugelhorn, Rath R10 & R4 trombones, self-designed alto valve trombone


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He has forged an original compositional style which All About Jazz described as “varied and substantial, ranging from hard bop and Latin oriented themes...to French impressionist influences. His arrangements are restless, full of color, and provide ample solo space...amidst variable underpinnings.”
Primary Instrument

Trombone

Credentials/Background

Professor - City College of New York. Former Professor - Julliard School, University of Southern Maine, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Memphis, Western Washington University.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Clinics on arranging and improvisation. Clinics have been given in Rome, Tokyo and throughout the U.S.

Albums

Album Shape Shifter by Scott Reeves

Shape Shifter

Miles High Records
2009

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Album Manhattan Bones

Manhattan Bones...

Creative Jazz Records
2004

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Album Congressional Roll Call by Scott Reeves

Congressional Roll...

Creative Jazz Records
1999

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Wants to Dance

Wants to Dance

Scott Reeves
Portraits and Places

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