December 16, 2018 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Jazz: Ed Reed with the Lorca Hart Trio
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Jazz: Ed Reed with the Lorca Hart Trio

Arthur Bell Auditorium

A Co-Presentation with Taos Jazz Bebop Society,
as part of the Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival
In 2007, San Francisco Bay Area vocalist Ed Reed “burst onto the jazz scene” at age 78 following the release of his first CD, Ed Reed Sings Love Stories. Due to a forty year romance with drugs and alcohol, his path was circuitous, even torturous. His troubled and colorful past had him performing with the world famous San Quentin Warden’s Band (also know as “the world’s greatest jazz band that was never recorded)– a 17-piece jazz orchestra that frequently featured jazz greats who were also incarcerated on drug-related offenses, including Frank Morgan. He has recorded four albums, all to critical acclaim. “Vocalist Ed Reed knows how to find the sweet spot in a song and how to make it his own, as he proves on his latest recording I’m A Shy Guy…The ever youthful, 84-year-old Reed sings this material as if he’s lived with it his whole life, which he has. These songs roll off his tongue with an understated grace and comfort” (Frank Alkyer, Downbeat).

Ed will be joined by the Lorca Hart Trio (Josh Nelson on piano, Edward Livingston on bass and Lorca Hart on drums). Lorca, a Taos native, is now a mainstay in the California jazz scene.

Tickets are $25.00-general and $20.00 for members. Seating is limited, doors open at 7:00 pm.