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Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: A Salute to Chick, Wayne and Lieb
Birdland Jazz Club
Sun, Mar 31 Open: 4:30 pm | Show: 5:30 pm


Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra

"A Salute to Chick, Wayne and Lieb"
New arrangements of works by Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman
Scott Reeves, conductor, arranger
Saxes: Ben Kono, Jay Brandford, Rob Middleton, Tim Armacost, Terry Goss
Trumpets: Tony Kadleck, John Lake, Dave Smith, Andy Gravish
Trombones: Mark Patterson, Jason Jackson, Matt Haviland, Max Seigel
Rhythm: Jim Ridl (piano), Mike Karn (bass), Andy Watson (drums)

Scott Reeves is a trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer, arranger, author, and college jazz educator. A Chicago native, he attended Indiana University where he received his B.M. in trombone and his M.M. in jazz studies. Over the years he has studied improvisation with David Baker, Woody Shaw, and Kenny Werner; arranging with Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim McNeely and Mike Holober; and trombone with Thomas Beversdorf, Lewis Van Haney and Dennis Smith.

Since 1976, Scott has been teaching jazz at the university level and is currently Professor Emeritus at The City College of New York, CUNY. Scott previously held positions at the Juilliard School, the University of Southern Maine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Memphis State University and Western Washington University. Scott frequently presents workshops and concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Italy, and is a long-time composer participant in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop in NYC.

Scott’s most recent recordings are the 2021 quintet release “The Alchemist,” and the 2018 release “Without a Trace” by the 17-piece Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra. Other recordings under his leadership include: the 2016 Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra release “Portraits and Places,” the quintet recording “Shape Shifter” (featuring Rich Perry), “Congressional Roll Call” (featuring Bill Mobley, James Williams & Kenny Werner), as well as “Tribute” by his 4 trombone/3 rhythm septet, Manhattan Bones. Scott can also be heard as a sideman on four CDs by the Dave Liebman Big Band, as well as the Bill Mobley Big Band double-CD “Live at Smoke."