The Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival presents the Josh D. Reed Quartet in a live-streamed event on Tues., Sept. 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. PST. The group features Josh D. Reed on trumpet, Dave Strawn on guitar, Miguel Jimenez-Cruz on drums, and Zachary Teran on bass. Following this live-streamed event, Josh will be heading to Denver the following week to record this music with David King from the Bad Plus. The event will be available for later viewing after the live-streamed event.
This is a new iteration of the Josh D. Reed Quartet based in Reno. They are mostly focusing on music that is inspiring to Dr. Reed but not coming out of the jazz tradition. While the tunes aren’t traditional jazz songs, they are still great works of art that the quartet will be putting their own spin on. They will be performing music by Radiohead, Nirvana, Wilco, Sunny Day Real Estate, Elliot Smith, and a few others.
Josh D. Reed, DMA, joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in fall 2019 as an assistant professor of jazz trumpet. He is a trumpeter and educator who holds degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Eastman School of Music and James Madison University. As a performer, Reed has shared the stage with artists such as Dave Douglas, Brad Goode, Anat Cohen, Art Lande, Tommy Igoe, Greg Gisbert, Paquito D’Rivera, Rufus Reid and Darlene Love. He currently leads his own trio, quartet and quintet.
As an educator, he has taught private lessons, ensembles and courses at Lagond Music School in New York, Metropolitan State University in Colorado, University of Colorado and communities throughout the United States. Reed directed the jazz program at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2017 before directing the jazz program at Santa Clara University. He joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in fall 2019 as an assistant professor of jazz trumpet.
Reed recently released his first recording as a leader: “Leaping Forward” featuring Art Lande. He is also featured on Art Deco’s “Free Range,” Emily Takahashi’s “Not Spoken,” Omar Thomas’s “I Am,” Matt Smiley’s “Quartet Art” and releases from Dillon Vado’s “Never Weather” and The Tim Wendel Septet.
Josh’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/josh.d.reed.9.
The event is free. Link to live-streaming of this event from Facebook at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.