Tomeka Reid (solo)

Cellist and composer Tomeka Reid is one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians to have emerged from Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music scene over the last decade. Now based in New York, her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Alongside her busy profile as a bandleader (the Tomeka Reid Quartet, Hear in Now), this versatility has seen her greatly in demand as a collaborator not only amongst her peers, but also an older generation, including figures such as Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell with whom she currently works in the Art Ensemble of Chicago.