Audley Reid, considered one of the finest Contemporary/Smooth Jazz and R&B saxophonists and bandleaders to come out of Chicago, resides in “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas, NV in 2022.
Audley L. Reid, often referred to as “Reid”, began his musical odyssey over 25 years ago. Proficient on all saxophones, Reid prefers the Alto Sax and his passionate technique, smooth styling and distinctive sound often draws comparisons to the music of David Sanborn and sax genius of the late Art Porter, Jr.
Reid’s effortless performances, across a wide range of musical genres including Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Blues, and R&B, has afforded him opportunities to perform with stars such as Buddy Guy, Phil Perry, Kim Fields, Nick Colionne, Howard Hewett, Will Downing, Ray Parker Jr., Michael Henderson, Vivian Green and Norman Connors, before a multitude of audiences at various galas, venues and events throughout the United States, Mexico, Asia, Canada, Europe and his native country, Jamaica.
Reid’s mastery is impressive to behold. Reid knows his audience. His brand of jazz isn’t simply about technical precision. Rather, Reid makes the music accessible to listeners of any kind. Reid proves that you can balance artistic integrity with commercial success.
Reid’s solo and group performances with various bands have delighted audiences at a multitude of social galas, venues and concerts.