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
March 4, 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. To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm CIM Orchestra Concert at Severance.
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
Faculty Recital: The Cavani String Quartet's 30th Anniversary
March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
Cavani String Quartet
Annie Fullard, violin
Mari Sato, violin
Kirsten Docter, viola
Merry Peckham, cello
Donald Weilerstein, viola, guest artist
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano, guest artist
Celebrating American Classics
March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
A CIM Women’s Committee Benefit