Kip Reed’s understanding of Brazilian, African and other world-beat music, combined with his background in jazz and popular music make him one of the most in-demand electric bassists on the east and north coasts. In his nearly 35-year performance career, he has toured Europe, Asia, South America and most influentially, Africa. Two stints in Morocco with Jamey Haddad led to the study of African rhythms. He has recorded or performed with Brazilian superstars Leny Andrade, Bebel Gilberto, Ivan Lins and Tania Maria, disco divas Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor, jazz legends Brother Jack Mcduff, Chico Hamilton, James Moody and Joe Lovano. He has been featured on recordings alongside bass greats Anthony Jackson and Freddie Washington. He can be heard on dozens of recordings, notably, Nancy Wilson's Grammy-winning CD "Turned to Blue.”
Kip Reed attended the Berklee College of Music. He had private studies with George Scheck, Link Chamberland and Larry Coryell. As an educator, he has lectured at Oberlin Conservatory and taught jazz and world rhythms at The Drummer’s Collective in New York City.
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CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
May 6, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire in this series of early evening performances.
Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.
Cleveland Museum of Art | 11150 East Blvd, University Circle
Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert
May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm
Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School Performing Arts Center, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Heights
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Concert Winds
Daniel Crain, conductor
Preparatory Honors Recital
May 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
The Preparatory and Continuing Education division is pleased to present some of its finest students in a gala recital.