© 2011-23 Anton Schwartz
Sep 2012
29 Saturday

Ed Reed Quintet

September 29, 2012 (Saturday)
8:00 pm
The Oakland Loft
  • Ed Reed (vocal)
  • Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
  • Randy Porter (piano)
  • John Wiitala (bass)
  • Akira Tana (drums)
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Ed Reed


When Ed Reed was in high school in Los Angeles in the 1940’s, Nat King Cole came to perform at his school. The experience of hearing and meeting Mr. Cole had a huge impact on the young Ed Reed, who strove to “become” Nat Cole and learned virtually all of his recordings by memory.

Two thirds of a century later, at age 83, Vocalist Ed Reed is at the height of his game. He amazed the jazz world when he came out with his highly acclaimed debut CD at age 78. Now, five years later, he has recorded three CD’s and he just placed in DownBeat magazine’s “Rising Star: Male Vocalist” for the fourth time in five years.

For this concert he will present a new project which pays tribute to Nat Cole and the King Cole Trio. With original arrangements by Randy Porter, he puts his own soulful stamp on these classics that shaped him so much. Ed Reed is joined by his “A-Team,” the quintet which recorded his acclaimed CD “Born to Be Blue”… with the extraordinary bassist John Wiitala standing in for Robb Fisher.

Learn more about Ed Reed.

Learn more about saxophonist Anton Schwartz and Oakland loft concerts.


We request a contribution from each person, which covers the musicians, as well as the beverages, snacks, chairs, piano tuning and the like.

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This show is SOLD OUT.
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When you reserve, your name will be placed on a list at the door. Please note that we are unable to offer any refunds within 48 hours of the performance.

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