Wednesday, May 01, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
*DownBeat Annual Critics Poll: Rising Star in Male Vocalist category
2011, 2009, 2008
*DownBeat Annual Readers Poll: placed in Male Vocalist category, 2011
*DownBeat Editors Pick, July 2011 for "Born to Be Blue" CD
*Received Jazz Hero award from Jazz Journalists Association 2011
Ed Reed didn’t make his recording debut until just before his 78th birthday in 2007 with the widely acclaimed "Ed Reed Sings Love Stories," followed in 2008 by his second CD, "The Song Is You." Both recordings, exquisitely conceived and tenderly executed collections of sophisticated tunes from the Great American Songbook, were released on his indie label, Blue Shorts Records.
The latest CD, "Born to Be Blue" was released on June 21, 2011. In the words of one reviewer, "his third album possesses all the distilled emotion and narrative coherence of a jazz masterpiece."