Damion Reid

Damion Reid was born June 16th 1979 in West Covina, California a city east of Los Angeles. He is the son of well respected bassist and astute operatic singer and teacher. By the age of three, Damion was already playing in church. It was around the age of twelve that Damion began being mentored by the world-renowned drummer Billy Higgins. During these formative years Billy’s spirit for life and music was deeply seeded in Damion’s fertile mind. Seeing Damion’s ability to grasp the music both, analytically and conceptually it wasn’t long before Billy invited him to be apart of his drum collective. As he began to mature musically he found himself frequenting Billy’s club “The World Stage,” learning and playing with the likes of Billy Childs, George Bohanon and Oscar Brashear.

 
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Out September 28th: Apex, the two-alto saxophone conclave of Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green! The CD features Jason Moran, Francois Moutin, Damion Reid and the legendary Jack DeJohnette! Check out the preview HERE.

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