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The Reese Project

Tom Reese (flutes)

Laurie Haines Reese (cello)

Kirk Reese (piano)

Hayden Reese (drums)

“TRP is a special group, offering well-played, joyous jazz that refreshingly and intelligently taps into several other musical genres. Three hearty cheers for their ‘Evening in Vermont’ album.”  Frank-John Hadley, longtime Downbeat critic  2-25-12

TRP (The Reese Project) is a modern day ensemble with an eclectic repertoire of original Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, Classical and World music with the unique instrumentation of flute & cello with a jazz rhythm section. This team of outstanding musicians brings a wide array of backgrounds & talents to the stage, captivating & engaging audiences everywhere. Since 1992 TRP has performed their magical sound throughout the US and Canada. TRP’s compositions and arrangements weave elements from around the world into up-tempo, high energy music with haunting sounds that flow from calypso to waltz feels.

TRP: Comin' Home Baby CD CoverTRP has recorded and released13’s CD’s .  The latest TRP release, “Comin’ Home Baby”, is a collection of funky, bluesy jazz tunes (2014 VectorDisc Records).  The Reese Brothers (Tom & Kirk) have released a CD titled “Connected” that features TV themes and other songs.

In addition to Original Scores for Silent Films, they play events ranging from Concerts, Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Events, Clinics & Workshops at Schools and Universities.

In this video, TRP (The Reese Project) plays a Beatles tune, Norwegian Wood, as a jazz waltz as part of a recent live concert in Leffler Chapel at Elizabethtown College.

Their influences include JS Bach, Claude Bolling, The Beatles, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, David Grisman, Stephane Grapelli, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor, Modeski Martin & Wood, The Kronos String Quartet and Yo Yo Ma.

Members of TRP have performed or recorded with Al Grey, Bert Denis Trio, BJ Thomas, Bobby Dey, Cecil Bridgewater, Cedar Walton, Chuck Mangione, Connie Francis, Diane Shurr, Gloria Estefan, Henry Mancini, Ira Sullivan, Jerry Vale, John Blake, Johnny Coles, Melissa Manchester, Nat Adderly, Nick Brignola, Peaches, Robin Gibb, Sal Nestico, Steve Giordano, Steve Turre, Tim Warfield, Valery Ponomarev, Vic Damone, Eddie Gomez, & Mark Kramer and others.

 

“TRP… often has an airy chamber feel though cellist Laurie Haines Reese adds more grit when she fills in the bass lines.” Jerome Wilson, Cadence, April-May-June 2012

“TRP is a special group, offering well-played, joyous jazz that refreshingly and intelligently taps into several other musical genres. Three hearty cheers for their ‘Evening in Vermont’ album.” Frank-John Hadley, longtime Downbeat critic  2-25-12

“Tom’s vigorous, steely playing shines…Laurie’s cello adds an alluringly dusky sound.” Shaun Brady, Downbeat, Sept ‘10

 

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