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REGGIE WASHINGTON feat. David Gilmore & Gene Lake

Reggie Washington - bass

David Gilmore - guitar

Gene Lake - drums

New CD "FREEDOM" !

REGGIE WASHINGTON 4tet

Reggie Washington - bass

Jacques Schwarz-Bart - saxophones

Jason Lindner - piano/keyboards

E.J. Strickland - drums

This roster of musicians breathe new life into the quartet format, giving Reggie the space to play melody & harmony as well as just bass !

RAINBOW SHADOW

Reggie Washington - bass

Marvin Sewell - guitar

Patrick Dorcean - drums

DJ Grazzhoppa - Turntables

A tribute for guitarist & vocalist JEF LEE JOHNSON

TERRITORIES

Worldwide


ENDORSEMENTS

Markbass amps, R. Cocco Strings, Phifer Designs Signature basses, Gruv Gear & Essential Sound Products

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Photo by Jacky Lepage

REGGIE WASHINGTON

"My music represents the cutting edge of jazz today. It's a healthy musical mix paying homage to our forefathers and exploring our craft by journeying down new roads to help pave the way for the future. For me, our music must evolve and I feel I'm among the select group of musicians / artists / stylists capable and dedicated to keeping jazz and all music alive and strong" - Reggie Washington


Aside from holding down the groove for Steve Coleman’s Five Elements, Reggie has also played for such notable groups as Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Branford Marsalis’s Buckshot LeFonque and Oliver Lake Steel Quartet. His extensive list of credits includes work with African drum master Babatunde Olatunje, jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, R&B singer D’Angelo, the legendary Chico Hamilton, guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly, pianist Uri Caine, bassist-vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello, trumpeter Lester Bowie, clarinetist Don Byron, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, the World Saxophone Quartet, Gospel diva Liz Mc Comb, Mike Mainieri’s Steps Ahead, saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart, vocalist Robin McKelle and cabaret diva Ute Lemper. 

In 2006, Reggie stepped out as a leader himself for the first time in his career with "A LOT OF LOVE, LIVE!", on the Jammin’colorS label. The CD has received stellar reviews internationally & accolades from journalists & colleagues worldwide in the music business. It is being played on U.S.A. & European radio. Reggie has toured with his bands through Europe, the U.K. in the USA to very receptive and appreciative audiences. 

Bass Player magazine presented Reggie in its August 2007 issue entitled “The Eternal Internal” by journalist Bill Milkowski. In 2008, Reggie was among the winners of the Rising Stars electric bassist category in DownBeat magazine’s International Critics Poll. He was also featured in the April 2008 issue of Jazz Times magazine in an article entitled “Overdue Ovation, Groove Instincts".

Reggie is currently giving private lessons and workshops/masterclasses in Europe & USA. His workshop is entitled "Anatomy of MY Groove".


Reggie has released his second CD entitled "FREEDOM" in April 2012. The core personnel on the CD include Jef Lee Johnson & Gene Lake with Jozef Dumoulin, Fabrice Alleman, DJ Grazzhoppa, Rich Brown & Tiboo as special guests. The CD has received "4 stars" in Jazz Magazine / Jazzman, the "Selection Jazz News" in Jazz News Magazine and others excellent reviews.

Reggie will release his third CD "RAINBOW SHADOW - A tribute to JEF LEE JOHNSON" in Fall 2014.

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REGGIE WASHINGTON will give a workshop series in 2015.

The dates will be :

3 & 4 January

7 & 8 March

2 & 3 May


The workshops will start from 2 pm to 6 pm.

1 day = 60 € 

2 day = 100 € 

All musicians are welcome. You will play, learn & share. 

The number of students is limited to 6 students by day.

If you want to suscribe or if you need more information, you can send an e-mail to jammincolors@gmail.com

Thank you