February 16, 2015
Rufus Reid Brings His Big Band to NoMad
Acclaimed jazz bassist Rufus Reid will bring his big band to Jazz Standard in NoMad next week.
Reid has been one of the best known jazz bassists since he got his start in the mid-60s, building a career as a sideman for musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette, Art Farmer and Thad Jones. In addition to his work as a performer, Reid has also established himself as an educator and as the creator of The Evolving Bassist, a method book for young jazz musicians.
Even with so many accomplishments, Reid shows no signs of stopping. The 71 year-old was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Large Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition) for his album Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project.
Reid will lead his Grammy-nominated band through four evenings at Jazz Standard next week. The 20-person ensemble will perform work from Quiet Pride, as well as newer, as yet unreleased material.
The ensemble will perform sets at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Thursday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st. The band will play an additional set at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday evening. Tickets for Thursday and Sunday evening shows cost $30 per person, while tickets for Friday and Saturday sets are going for $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.