This past weekend, the Connecticut Artists Initiative paid tribute to world-renowned bassist Nat Reeves, faculty member of Hartt’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, as part of Elizabeth Park’s Rose Weekend. The celebration included a variety of activities and performances throughout the weekend.
The events included a performance by Prof. Reeves and his ensemble. Along with Nat, featured artists from the Jackie McLean Institute included Josh Bruneau, trumpet; Andrew Renfroe, guitar; Taber Gable, piano; Jovan Alexandre, tenor saxophone; acclaimed Hartt faculty member Steve Davis, trombone; and Mike Dick, percussion.
Prof. Reeves, along with Eric Alexander, tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern, piano; and Joe Farnsworth, drums, will tour extensively throughout Japan this July and August, performing more than a dozen concerts.