"We hear it in one of the album's most compelling moments. The song opens with a beautiful unaccompanied passage by bassist Jeff Reed, who plays with deliberation using rubato and artfully applied glissandi to infer breath, or perhaps sighs of sadness"

- Downbeat Magazine
September 2015

Jeff Reed is an acoustic bassist, composer, and educator, currently residing in Baltimore, MD. As a 2002 graduate of Towson University, studying under Victor Dvoskin and earning a Bachelor of Music degree, Jeff now primarily performs and records as a sideman for various groups in the Baltimore – Washington D.C. area.

With the acoustic bass as his instrument, Jeff has played in almost every major Baltimore and D.C. jazz venue. Due to the versatility and respect he has gained as a musician, Jeff has performed extensively throughout the east coast and in Thirty countries worldwide, including Italy, Spain, Egypt, Turkey and Bahrain. He has had the distinct privilege to share the stage with musicians such as Billy Hart, Ben Monder, Steve Davis, Tim Hagans, Shelia Jordan, Eddie Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, John Hicks, Bunky Green, Larry Willis, Ronnie Mathews, Gary Thomas, and George Colligan.

Reed is also an accomplished electric bassist. Having played the instrument more than half his life, he has had the opportunity to perform with such notable acts as Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave) and Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers.

Jeff currently is the acoustic and electric bass instructor at Towson University and Howard community college.