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Reut Regev

Born and raised in Israel, Trombonist, composer and bandleader Reut Regev started shaping her impressive reputation on the Jazz scene at a young age. At only five years old she was introduced to the piano, and then added the trombone to her repertoire at age thirteen. While in high school, she had the opportunity to play with some of Israel’s most creatively improvisational musicians, as well as perform at Israel’s top Jazz Festivals. Reut eventually decided to concentrate on her beloved trombone, and has proven to be a remarkably inspiring innovator. After serving in Israel’s army band as first Trombnonist and soloist, Reut made her way to NYC, joining her now husband, drummer Igal Foni.

Reut has been living and creating music in NYC for over a decade, collaborating, recording and touring with some of the finest musicians in various fields, including Latin, Klezmer, Rock, Blues, Jazz, contemporary classical and improvised music. Anthony Braxton, Frank London, Butch Morris, Joe Bataan, Firewater, Elliott Sharp, Dave Douglas, Metropolitan Klezmer, Hazmat Modine and many more have picked Reut as their Trombonist of choice for tours, recordings and other projects.

After years of working mostly as a side musician, Reut has finally decided to put her own spin on things. Together with her husband Igal and some of the top musicians in NYC, she has recorded her debut Album "This is R*time" Following the debut R*time's sophmore CD "Exploring the Vibe" was released on Enja Records in 2013.

All about Jazz calls the music “stunning”, “Breathtakingly expansive and unabashedly modern”, the Jazz Times says “wildly imaginative and virtuosic”, “a provocative brew that straddles the heavy metal bebop devide”, and the IAJRC - “a knock-out”.

Since the Fall of 2009 Reut, Igal and R*time has been touring extensively, being featured in multiple European and North American Festivals, and receiving fantastic reviews and support.

Reut continues to create and her plans for the near future include releases with some of her other projects, including a duo with Igal Foni, and “Brassix”, a Brass centric Ensemble, playing compositions originally commissioned by the Festival of New Trumpet music.

And of course, R*time is not quite done exploring yet!


Album Review

Monika Herzig: Sheroes

Read "Sheroes" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Composer and pianist Monika Herzig embarks on carefully scored passages against a bevy of broad sonic palettes on her 2018 release Sheroes. Herzig has long championed female empowerment in jazz, as well as other forms of music. For Sheroes she assembled an international cast featuring many of the finest musicians in the world. A total of nine musicians, including Herzig, brought their wealth of talent and band leading skills into the studio. The results are rewarding and sophisticated ...

Album Review

Monika Herzig: Sheroes

Read "Sheroes" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Pianist and composer Monika Herzig pays tribute to women in jazz, on her captivating Sheroes. The artistically superlative, all-female band explores various cadences, harmonies and moods on this exquisite album, all the while deftly maintaining thematic unity. Eight of the tracks are originals by ensemble members, and two are Herzig-arranged covers. These are the traditional “House of the Rising Sun" and singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson's (of Ashford/Simpson fame) classic “Ain't No Mountain High Enough." The latter opens ...

Album Review

Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe

Read "Exploring the Vibe" reviewed by Troy Collins

Exploring the Vibe is the dynamic follow-up to This is R Time (Ropeadope, 2009), the critically acclaimed debut of R*Time, a mutable ensemble led by Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev. A versatile instrumentalist, Regev has been involved in a number of eclectic projects since moving to New York City in 1998, including musical experiments in Radical Jewish Culture with Frank London, as well as contributing to the avant-garde excursions of composer Anthony Braxton. Regev's defiance of stylistic limitations carries over into ...

Album Review

Reut Regev: This Is R*Time

Read "This Is R*Time" reviewed by Martin Longley

Trombonist Reut Regev moved to New York City from Israel in 1998, and soon began working with Anthony Braxton, Frank London and Butch Morris. Her newest band is R*Time, a quartet that concentrates almost entirely on her original material. She is joined by drummer Igal Foni, bassist Brad Jones and guitarist David Phelps, the latter employing a large range of mood-altering effects boxes. Percussionist Eddie Bobé guests on two tracks. The opening “Swill" establishes the album's highly ...

Album Review

Reut Regev: This Is R*Time

Read "This Is R*Time" reviewed by Troy Collins

Since moving to New York City in 1998, Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev has made a series of remarkable appearances with a number of high-profile ensembles and artists. Unconstrained by stylistic preconceptions, her early work with such Yiddish-themed artists as Frank London and Metropolitan Klezmer sits comfortably alongside recent gigs with renown avant gardists Butch Morris and Anthony Braxton. Breathtakingly expansive and unabashedly modern, This is R Time is her debut as a leader. Exploring an exotic no-man's land ...

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Performance / Tour

Soul of the Blues (Wed) Wap3 + Maria Cangiano (Thu) Joe Fiedler Trio (Fri) Reut Regev + Ray Anderson Trio (Sat) This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe

Soul of the Blues (Wed) Wap3 + Maria Cangiano (Thu) Joe Fiedler Trio (Fri) Reut Regev + Ray Anderson Trio (Sat) This Week at Cornelia Street Cafe

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

CORNELIA STREET CAFE 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319 between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village 1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St. Wed Dec 26, 8:30PM SOUL OF THE BLUES Orb Mellon; Robert Ross Thu Dec 27, 7:00PM WAP3 Will McEvoy, bass; Andrea Rose, piano; Poul Weis, trumpet 9PM MARIA ...




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Eternal Dance

Savant Records



Whaling City Sound


Exploring the Vibe

Enja Records


This Is R*Time



Eternal Dance

From: Eternal Dance
By Reut Regev


From: Sheroes
By Reut Regev



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