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Email: KReese@messiah.edu

 

 

Mr. Reese began his formal musical training at the age of five. He has studied with pianists Cedar Walton and former John Cage protege Ron Thomas, jazz guitarists and theorists Pat Martino and Steve Giordano. He attended Elizabethtown College and Global University/Berean School of the Bible. Mr. Reese has served on the faculty at Elizabethtown College and has performed clinics and seminars at Swarthmore College, Albright College, Gettysburg,York, and Elizabethtown Colleges to name a few. His involvment in Arts in Education earned him national recognition in 1996, through the Leonard Bernstein Center, as an innovater in arts infusion education. He has performed with such notables as legendary saxophonist Phil Woods, Blues Brothers saxophonist Lou Marini, and German violinist Jorg Widmoser. He has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony and has composed works ranging from solo piano to symphony orchestra pieces. Mr. Reese has played on countless recordings including "The Reese Project: Blue Etude",which received a Grammy nomination in 2002