Vocalist and bassist Nancy Reed was born in Brooklyn to Marcus Wilbun, a jazz and classical pianist who sat in at the historic Minton’s jam sessions in Harlem in the 1940’s and Lillie Wilbun, who sang opera.
Nancy has performed for the last thirty five years in a wide variety of settings. Artistically consistent and always the consummate professional, Nancy has performed in Japan with the Nancy Reed Jazz Show, Mexico’s Cancun Jazz Festival with the Nancy and Spencer Reed Sextet, has over thirty annual appearances at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Jazz Festival and performed at countless private and club engagements in northeast Pennsylvania where she resides.
Ms. Reed’s most adventurous project to date is the recording, Neighbors, a collaboration with reknown saxophonist David Liebman. This critically acclaimed album features Phil Markowitz on piano, drummer Bill Goodwin and bassist Steve Gilmore (the latter two from the Phil Woods Quartet).
Nancy is honored to have a long time association with pianist John Coates. Their collaboration has resulted in their recording John Coates,Jr. and Nancy Reed at the Deer Head Inn soon to be rereleased on Vectordisc Records.
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