On Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m., bassist Raul Reyes brings his quartet to JazzStand on Abrams to perform his latest compositions.
Raul Reyes Quartet:
- Carlos Averhoff, Jr., tenor saxophone
- Dave Meder, piano
- Quincy Davis, drums
- Raul Reyes, bass
Seeking a new direction for his music career, Cuban-born bassist and composer Raul Reyes moved to the United States in 2010. Possessing an “advanced sense of rhythm, beautiful sound, time, and solos,” Reyes's versatility in traditional jazz and contemporary jazz trends has earned him a reputation as a first call bassist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Reyes has and continues to work with artists such as Tia Fuller, Dan Haerle, Ed Soph, Brad Leali, and Fred Hamilton.
Raul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bass Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, he became a member of the prestigious One O’Clock Lab Band, appearing on their album Rhythm of the Road. He also found opportunities to perform with luminaries including Jimmy Heath, John Beasley, Doc Severinsen, and Billy Hart.
In 2018, Reyes toured the United States as a member of saxophonist John Petrucelli’s band. Raul stays active in the Latin music scene and has toured and collaborated with renowned artists such as Tito Puente, Jr., Maelo Ruiz, Willie Gonzales, Chino Nuñez, and Mexican singer Carlos Rivera. Raul is currently a faculty member of Cedar Valley College in Dallas, Texas.
The concert takes place in the Sanctuary of Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road in Dallas. A reception with the artists will follow the performance.
Open to the public free of charge.