Published: Feb. 11, 2015


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Jazz legend Rufus Reid will come to CU-Boulder for a three-day residency with the Thompson Jazz Studies program Feb. 16-18, including a free public performance and master classes.   

Reid will give a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Grusin Music Hall. The College of Music Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brad Goode, will perform Reid's original compositions from Quiet Pride, nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 for best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. 

Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene. His major professional career began in Chicago and continues since 1976 in New York City. He has toured and recorded with Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron and countless others. 

"This is an incredible opportunity for our students to work with a true jazz master.  We are thrilled to be welcoming him to CU-Boulder for three days of great music making," says Goode, associate professor of jazz studies.

Reid also will give master classes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 17 in Macky Auditorium room 1BO3B.