Occurs on Friday July 19 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Performance Notes

× For five decades, Rufus Reid has been a consistent and formidable influence in the jazz world as a bassist and educator. His work with Eddie Harris, Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Quartet, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, J. J. Johnson, Lee Konitz, and Jack DeJohnette, to name a few, has cemented his stature as one of the great living deans of the jazz bass. For 20 years Reid was director of the Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University and was instrumental in building the program’s international reputation as one of the leading jazz schools in the world. He has recorded more than a dozen albums as a leader, and authored the seminal text for bass methodology, The Evolving Bassist. Reid’s career continues to evolve. As a composer, he has written for strings, jazz ensembles of varying sizes, solo bass, symphony orchestras, and has received two Grammy Nominations for his compositions.

Pre-show entertainment on the Shea Center Plaza at 6:15 pm - The Abel Mireles Group

Admission: Public-$10 per evening concert or $40 for a weeklong Jazz Pass. (Jazz Pass is on sale through Thursday July 11 by calling the Box Office. They are not available at the door). Seniors, WP Community & Non WP students-$10. WP Students may have 1 free ticket with valid ID on show night.

Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office. There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office by cash. Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price. All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change. Valid government photo ID required for all transactions. Lobby opens 1 hour prior to event. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

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