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Kirk Reese

Mr. Reese began his formal musical training at the age of five. He has studied with pianists Cedar Walton and former John Cage protege Ron Thomas, jazz guitarists and theorists Pat Martino and Steve Giordano. He attended Elizabethtown College and Global University/Berean School of the Bible. Mr. Reese has served on the faculty at Elizabethtown College and has performed clinics and seminars at Swarthmore College, Albright College, Gettysburg,York, and Elizabethtown Colleges to name a few. His involvement in Arts in Education earned him national recognition in 1996, through the Leonard Bernstein Center, as an innovater in arts infusion education. He has performed with such notables as legendary saxophonist Phil Woods, Blues Brothers saxophonist Lou Marini, and German violinist Jorg Widmoser. He has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony and has composed works ranging from solo piano to symphony orchestra pieces. Mr. Reese has played on countless recordings including "The Reese Project: Blue Etude",which received a Grammy nomination in 2002.


Album Review

The Dave Wilson Quartet: Stretching Supreme

Read "Stretching Supreme" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Stretching Supreme, his seventh album as leader of his own ensembles, saxophonist Dave Wilson pays homage to a musical hero-- the legendary John Coltrane--performing a trio of Coltrane's classic themes from his late-career “transitional" period, “A Love Supreme," “Dear Lord" and “Naima," recorded in October 2017 at Chris' Jazz Café in Philadelphia; “A Love Supreme" is divided into three parts, a lengthy “Introduction," “Acknowledgement" and “Resolution." They are complemented by Wilson's original composition, “On the Prairie," and the Henry ...

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Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Source: All About Jazz

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ Jazz Cafe in jny: Philadelphia in March of 2018 and makes for invigorating listening now. Wilson’s fifth recording as a leader and first live ...




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