SHOWS  James Francies 1/31/2024 Kuumbwa Santa Cruz, California  James Francies 2/1/2024 SF Jazz San Francisco, California  James Francies 2/2/2024 SF Jazz San Francisco, California  James Francies 2/3/2024 The Break Room San Jose, California  James Francies 2/4/2024 Athenaeum Music and Arts Library La Jolla, California  Selebeyone 4/24/2024 Teatro Bibiena Mantova, Italy  Selebeyone 4/25/2024 Torino Jazz Festival Torino, Italy  Selebeyone 4/26/2024 Parco Della Musica Rome, Italy  Selebeyone 4/27/2024 Teatro do Barrio Alto Lisbon, Portugal  Selebeyone 5/19/2024 Festival Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, Quebec
ABOUT Biography Grammy nominated artist Damion Reid hails from 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 a part 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. As Damion continued to cultivate his love for music through his high school years, he managed school life with professional obligations. Damion graduated High School and made the move to Boston, Massachusetts New England Conservatory of Music. It was while in Boston between the years of 1998 and 1999 that he received the prestigious Alan Dawson scholarship. He then was accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California. Soon finding himself trekking to New York City to attend The New School. He then began performing and touring alongside Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Bunky Green, Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Jacky Terrasson, Ravi Coltrane, Reggie Workman, Miles Okazaki, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Robert Hurst, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, Mark Shim, Ben Monder, Liberty Ellman, Laurent Coq, Greg Ward, Jure Pukl, Jonathan Finlayson, David Binney, Mark Turner, Lauryn Hill and many others. Discography • Robert Hurst “Unrehurst” 2001, Bebob Records • Robert Glasper “Mood” 2002, Fresh Sound • Lucian Ban “Premonition” 2003, CIMP • Laurent Coq “Like a Tree in the City” 2003, Sunnyside • Robert Glasper “Canvas” 2005, Blue Note/ EMI Records • Ergo “Quality Anatomechanical Music Since 2005” 2006, Actuator • Robert Glasper “In My Element” 2007, Blue Note/ EMI Records • Richard Reid “Have a Cup With” 2008, Roughhouse • Laurent Coq “Eight Fragments of Summer” 2009, 88 Trees • Dual Identity “Dual Identity” 2010, Clean Feed • Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green “Apex” 2010, Pi Recordings • Greg Ward “Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut” 2011, Thirsty Ear • Rudresh Mahanthappa “Samdhi” 2011, ACT Music • Steve Lehman “Dialect Fluorescent” 2012, Pi Recordings • Jure Pukl “Abstract Society” 2012, Storyville Records • Michal Bugala “Y” 2012, Bugo Bros • Jonathan Finlayson “Moment and the Message” 2013, Pi Recordings • Laurent Coq & Walter Smith III “The Lafayette Suite” 2015, Jazz & People • Robert Glasper “Covered” 2015, Blue Note • Liberty Ellman “Radiate” 2015, Pi Recordings • Igor Bezget, Marko Crnec & Damion Reid “Organics” 2016, Artomatik • Steve Lehman “Selebeyone” 2016, Pi Recordings • Matt Brewer "Ganymede" 2019, Criss Cross Jazz • Chihiro Yamanaka "Prima Del Tramonto" 2019, Blue Note • Steve Lehman "The People I Love" 2019, Pi Recordings • Liberty Ellman "Last Desert" 2020, Pi Recordings • Liberty Ellman "Water Walkers" 2020, Pi Recordings • Steve Lehman "Selebeyone / Xaybu: The Unseen" 2022, Pi Recordings • John Escreet "Seismic Shift" 2022, Whirlwind Recordings • Dan Rosenboom "Polarity" 2023, Orenda Records • John Escreet "The Epicenter Of Your Dreams" 2024, Blue Room Music Filmography • “Brown Sugar” 2002, 20th Century Fox, Drums and Drum Programming • “Icons Among Us” 2009, Paradigm Studios, Interviewee • "Sound of New York" 2018, Qwest TV, Interviewee

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