Rob Reddy

Reviewers have called Rob Reddy composer/saxophonist “a versatile, adventurous saxophonist.” (Scott Yanow. All Music Guide). They also called him “a remarkable and open-minded tunesmith” (“Troy Collins. Brian Morton, Jazz Review) Harry Newman, in a feature article in Downtown Express said that “Rob Reddy” has been a leader since the early 1990s. He was only briefly involved with Workman’s group and Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society in early 1990s. Reddy has composed and led more than 15 ensembles of varying size and instrumentation since then. Reddy has recorded on the Knitting Factory, Koch Jazz and Songlines labels. In 2006, he launched his own label, Reddy Music. Reddy’s music is American folk (blues. gospel. country. Appalachian marches and a wide variety of jazz) and his recordings and working groups draw from a range of musicians whose sounds have been an integral part of presenting this music. Reddy, among others, has received grants and commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts. Reddy has also been awarded two artist residencies from the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York City.

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