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Reggie Washington

Reggie Washington

Over the last 3 years, Reggie has expanded his horizons & became a leader. His debut CD; "A Lot of Love, LIVE!" (JammincolorS) is comprised of (2) live trio concerts with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane & drummer Gene Lake and Belgian musicians saxophonist Erwin Vann & drummer Stéphane Galland. The CD has received very positive reviews internationally & accolades from journalists & colleagues worldwide in the music business.  It is being played on U.S.A. & European radio (in solid rotation) to touch a wider & more diverse audience. Reggie has toured with his bands playing clubs & concert venues through Europe; (France, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium , Switzerland) the U.K., in the U.S.A. performing @ The Blue Note in New York City & performing in festivals like; Audi Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival , Festival Villa Celimontana, Blue Note Records Festival, IG Jazz Festival, Jazz Contreband & Jazz en Nord to very receptive & appreciative audiences. Bass Player Magazine presented him in the August 2007 issue entitled; "The Eternal Internal" written by journalist Bill Milkowski. www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?storycode=19056 Two additional interviews can be found in Jazz Times Magazine ("Overdue Ovation" April '08) & Bass Guitar Magazine. ("The Session Bassist..." March '08) Teaching & passing on knowledge has been an interest & a passion for Regg who gives private instruction, workshops & ensemble classes @ the Conservatory of Music in Antwerpen. Being a featured artist in Bass Day UK '07 with Jeff Berlin, Hadrien Feraud, Bond & Lorenzo Feliciati was a personal highlight in his musical career. This has indeed been a productive & upbeat 3 years for Reggie. His previous track record should speak for itself w/over 20+ years recording, collaborating &/or touring with Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Oliver Lake, Meshell N'degeocello, Ronnie Cuber, Lester Bowie, World Saxophone Quartet, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Will Smith, M-Base Collective, Ute Lemper, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Uri Caine & Cheick-Tidiane Seck plus performing @ almost EVERY jazz & music festival worldwide w/artists such as: Roy Hargrove, Branford Marsalis, Steve Coleman & Chico Hamilton just to name a few. Reggie was also a participant in Bass Day '97 in NYC with Oteil Burbridge, John Patitucci, Billy Sheehan & Tony Levin. His 3 bands; (Reggie Washington Trio, Washington TRio TRee, Reuben's Bass Choir) showcase his many voices on the acoustic & electric basses. His duo with saxophonist Fabrice Alleman (Randy Brecker, Terrence Blanchard, Kenny Werner) re-interprets the music of Wayne Shorter & John Coltrane. His bass voices fuse many languages of music into one universal sound. This sound transcends any genre. His music represents the cutting edge of jazz today.  It's a healthy musical mix paying homage to the forefathers & exploring the craft by journeying down new roads to help pave the way for the future. Reggie Washington is a purist at heart, hungry with new & fresh ideas. "For me; our music must evolve & I feel I'm among a select group of musicians/artists/stylists capable of & dedicated to keeping ALL types of music alive & strong!!" Markbass Endorsee
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