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Scott Reeves

Scott Reeves is a trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer and educator. He has performed at many New York City venues including Birdland, the Village Vanguard, Smoke, Sweet Rhythm, the 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Café and the Knitting Factory with groups such as the Dave Liebman Big Band, Bill Mobley’s Smoke Big Band, the Oliver Lake Big Band, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, the Vanguard Orchestra, Manhattan Bones and his own quintet. He has recorded with Anthony Braxton Composer’s and Improvisors Orchestra and the Dave Liebman Big Band, and has three CD’s under his own leadership, “Congressional Roll Call” with pianist Kenny Werner and James Williams, Manhattan Bones’ “Tribute,” and “Shape Shifter – Live at Cecil’s”, featuring tenor saxophonist Rich Perry.

Scott textbooks on jazz improvisation, “Creative Jazz Improvisation” and “Creative Beginnings,” both published by Prentice-Hall, are widely used in leading college jazz curriculums. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Dave Liebman Big Band, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Cecil’s Big Band, Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Manhattan School of Music and other leading college ensembles. In addition to his performing and writing activities, Scott has taught at Western Washington University, Memphis State, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Southern Maine and the Juilliard School, and has presented workshops throughout the U.S., Italy, Portugal and Japan. Scott is currently Professor of Music at the City College of New York (CUNY).

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