Jazz Bridge First Wednesday Neighborhood Concert Series in Cheltenham presents drummer Harry "Butch" Reed and his group at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, on Wednesday, October 1st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge.
Butch Reed is a prime example of a talented musician who’s worked to hone his craft over time, and has all the attributes of an exceptional drummer," wrote musicologist Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz. This versatile and very in-demand player started playing drums as a child. He toured with John Blake, the Andrew Neu Group, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and the Don Wilson Big Band. He’s also appeared at the Berks Jazz Festival, Trenton, and Bethlehem jazz festivals. His recent CD, 1st Time, received exceptional reviews and heavy airplay.
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