The Multi-Talented 24-Year-Old Performer, Who Has Studied With Pat Metheny and Played With Music Legends Prince, Ernie Isley and Craig Morgan, Broke Through Earlier This Year with Reminiscence, Which
Debuted at #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart
Tyler Reese recorded his first album in his mid-teens, studied with jazz legend Pat Metheny and has played with everyone from Prince and Ernie Isley to country great Craig Morgan. Now, still riding the accolades and buzz of his 2017 breakthrough album Reminiscence – which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart - the multi-talented 24 year old guitar virtuoso is set to make his NYC debut as a headliner at the famed Club Bonafide Wednesday, August 9.
Tyler and his band, featuring bassist Gary Grainger (John Scofield, Acoustic Alchemy), drummer Toby Fairchild (Victor Wooten) and keyboardist Chris Fischer (Stevie Wonder, Temptations) are playing sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, plus at $1.95 fee. Club Bonafide, which is co-owned by famed Cameroon born jazz bassist Richard Bona (John Legend, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan), is located at 212 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
“When the opportunity to book my first ever New York gig playing my own music came up, I was obviously very excited, but didn’t realize till later that Club Bonafide is owned by Richard, whom I’m a huge fan of from his work with so many great artists,” says Tyler, who previously played with another band at The Friar’s Club in NYC. “Getting to play at Richard’s club my first time in the city is really cool, and I’m looking forward to our road trip up from the D.C. area and having fun playing with these guys, engaging the fans and meeting other great musicians.:
Tyler’s set will feature songs from Reminiscence, which was co-produced by Tyler and Jeff Silverman (Rick Springfield, Hiroshima, Tim Weisberg, The Allman Brothers Band). The album’s first radio single, the uplifting acoustic song “Moving On,” earned a Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) nomination in the jazz category. Another track, the scorched earth electric guitar and brass fired “2 Funk,” received an HMMA nod in the production category. Tyler and the band will also mix in favorite classic jazz fusion numbers like Tony Williams’ “Proto-Cosmos,” written by Alan Pasqua.
Up until a recent move back to his hometown of Fredericksburg, VA, Tyler was a busy, first call Nashville based session player and touring guitarist who performed over 250 shows per year. During this period, he opened for Scotty McCreery, Joel Crouse, Bo Bice, Martin Sexton, Ron Holloway and Linwood Taylor while participating in numerous showcase events and festivals, including The Listening Room, Celebrate Virginia, Fontanel, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, the IEBA, Wild Horse, 5th & Porter, Tin Pan South and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
While studying classical piano, his first instrument, from the age of 3 to 18, Tyler received his first guitar, a Squier Stratocaster, at 10 and became a serious student of guitar at 13. He released his first full length CD Risus21, an exploration of progressive rock with dark, heavy riffs and high energy guitar, in 2010 at the age of 15. His discography also includes Because I Can (2011), a series of contemporary arrangements of traditional jazz standards with aspects of funk, rock and blues; and Life in 20, which he co-wrote with Prince backup singer Elisa Fiorillo-Dease and was produced by Silverman.
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