Jeff Reed is an acoustic bassist, composer, and educator, currently residing in Baltimore. As a 2002 graduate of Towson University, studying under Victor Dvoskin and earning a Bachelor of Music , he now primarily performs and records as a sideman for various groups in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. With the acoustic bass as his instrument, Reed has played in almost every major Baltimore and D.C. jazz venue. Due to the versatility and respect he has gained as a musician, he has performed extensively throughout the East Coast and in more than20 countries worldwide, including Italy, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Turkey and Bahrain. In his travels, he has shared the stage with musicians such as Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Paquito D'Rivera, John Hicks, Bunky Green, Larry Willis, Ronnie Mathews, Gary Thomas, and George Colligan.
Reed is also an accomplished electric bassist. Having played the instrument more than half his life, he has had the opportunity to perform with such notable acts as Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave and Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers.
He has performed in opening acts for Los Lobos and many other notable artists.