Dr. Josh D Reed is the Director of Jazz Studies at Santa Clara University where he directs large jazz ensembles and combos, teaches private lessons, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and music theory.
Dr. Reed holds degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Eastman School of Music, and James Madison University. As a performer, Dr. Reed has shared the stage with artists such as Dave Douglas, Brad Goode, Art Lande, Tommy Igoe, Greg Gisbert, Paquito D'Rivera, Rufus Reid, and Darlene Love. He currently leads his own trio, quartet, and quintet. As an educator, Dr. Reed has taught private lessons, ensembles, and courses at Lagond Music School in New York, Metropolitan State University in Colorado, University of Colorado, and communities throughout the United States. Dr. Reed directed the Jazz Program at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2017 before directing the Jazz Program at Santa Clara University.
Dr. Reed recently released his first recording as a leader: Leaping Forward featuring Art Lande. He is also featured on Art Deco's Free Range, Emily Takahashi's Not Spoken, Omar Thomas's I Am, Matt Smiley's Quartet Art, Art Deco's Free Range, and upcoming releases from Dillon Vado's Never Weather and The Tim Wendel Septet.
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