John Reid fonds.
1981 - [200-].
4.13 m of textual records.
Canadian musician (saxaphones, flute, clarinet, percussion and vocals)
and composer, John Reid is Prairie Regional Director of the Canadian
Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and President, John Reid Music/John
Reid Productions. Host of jazz radio program which ran consecutively
from April 1981 to September 1991 on CJAY 92FM (Calgary, Alberta).
Completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Calgary in 1979;
currently a masters degree candidate at Rutgers, the state university
of New Jersey. Teaches jazz history as a sessional instructor at the
University of Calgary as well as a course on "The African effect in
music". Founder and past chairman of the Calgary International Jazz
Festival and founding secretary and past president of the Jazz Calgary
Society. Reid has accompanied and played with many artists in his
career including Diana Krall, Tom Jones, Della Reese, Rosemary Clooney,
Rich Little, Gino Vanelli, Tommy Banks, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Murphy,
Brad Shigeta, Jamie Parker, Phil Nimmons and Misako Kano. Premiered a
new work for solo tenor saxaphone (Improvisation No.1) for the New
Works Calgary Society in 1991; released his own CD of original
compositions and jazz standards in 1993 called Island Shuffle. He has
been an adjudicator for the Juno Awards, the Alcan Jazz Competition,
the Prairie Music Awards and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and
has performed for Governor General Adrienne Clarkson,
Lieutenant-Governor Lois Hole, and Prime Ministers John Diefenbaker and
Pierre Trudeau. Reid has been leading his own jazz groups since 1974;
his current group, The John Reid Quartet, has performed for jazz
societies in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Medicine Hat and jazz
festivals in Calgary, Edmonton and Kaslo, British Columbia, as well as
at the Havana (Cuba) International Jazz Festival in 2002. He is also
involved with the Afro-Cuban-Latin-Jazz-Salsa-Funk band Caravan and the
Gospel-Jazz project with pianist/singer Guy Plecash and singer Marie
Bridge-Digney of Central United Church in Calgary, Alberta.
Fonds consists of radio scripts for CJAY 92FM jazz program Jazz Space (April 3, 1981 - March 8, 1987) and Jazz Spectrum (March 15, 1987 - September 1, 1991). Also includes ten notebooks with notes on jazz recording albums considered for review in J. Reid's column in Calgary Sun newspaper as well as several record catalogues.
Donated by John Reid in 1998 and 2005.
Text in English.
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File level inventory for Accession 632/98.8 available at repository.
Acc 632/98.8, 795/05.16