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Scott Reeves

Associate Professor/Jazz History & Performance


Division of Humanities and the Arts




Shepard Hall 72B

  • Profile

    Professor Reeves is the author of two jazz improvisation texts, Creative Jazz Improvisation and Creative Beginnings. As a trombonist and alto flugelhornist he performs regularly in New York jazz clubs, and he appears on recordings with the Dave Liebman Big Band, Kenny Werner, James Williams, the Anthony Braxton Orchestra, and his own group, Manhattan Bones. He has presented and published papers on jazz history and performance for the Rutgers Annual Review of Jazz Studies, the International Association of Jazz Educators and Jazz Educators Journal. Professor Reeves is also a published composer of several works for jazz ensemble. His most recent compositions, Shape Shifter and Congressional Roll Call, were chosen to be premiered by the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra. An active clinician, he has conducted workshops throughout the United States and Italy, and also teaches jazz improvisation at the Juilliard School of Music. Before coming to CCNY, Professor Reeves was a jazz professor at the University of Southern Maine, Virginia Commonwealth University and Western Washington University.

  • Education

    B.M., MM., Indiana University

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