Because of the supporting roles they play within a jazz group, bass players all too often fail to receive the credit they deserve for the success of those groups. In order to focus more attention on those Individuals, this year’s Sundown Jazz Concerts will feature trios led by some of this area’s finest bassists.
The season’s first concert, featuring the Kip Reed Trio, will take place on Sunday, September 14 at 4 p.m. at Cleveland State University’s Drinko Recital Hall, located in the Music Communication Building at 2001 Euclid Ave.
As always, this concert is free and open to the public. Reed will be joined by guitarist Dan Wilson and drummer Matt Perko.
An East Coast native currently splitting his time between New York City and Cleveland, electric bassist Kip Reed has played with many major artists spanning several genres. His love of Brazilian, African and other world-beat music, combined with his background in rock, funk, and jazz, make him one of the most in-demand bass players on the East and North coasts.
In his nearly 30-year career, he has recorded or performed with Brazilian superstars Bebel Gilberto, Ivan Lins and Tania Maria, jazz legends Brother Jack Mcduff, Larry Coryell and Joe Lovano and disco divas Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor.
He has been featured on recordings alongside bass greats Anthony Jackson and Freddie Washington and can be heard on Chuck Mangione's Chesky release, "The Feeling's Back." Most recently, he appears on Nancy Wilson's Grammy-winning CD, "Turned to Blue."
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