Tomeka Reid Stringtet
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Tomeka Reid Stringtet

A person with medium-dark skin and long, twisted locks sits wearing a brown dress with yellow and red triangles. They hold their cello with their left hand.
Tomeka Reid. Photo: Michael Jackson.

“A New Jazz Power Source . . . a melodic improviser with a natural, flowing sense of song and an experimenter who can create heat and grit with the texture of sound.”—New York Times

Chicago-based cellist, composer, and MacArthur “Genius” Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of today’s most original and versatile musicians in the international jazz and improvised music scene. The Walker presents Reid’s most ambitious project to date—her full Stringtet, a 17-member improvising chamber orchestra that features stellar jazz and classical players such as Mazz Swift, Jason Kao Hwang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Sylvia Bolognesi, and Tomas Fujiwara, among others, conducted by Taylor Ho Bynum.

Presented in partnership with Liquid Music.

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  • Program support provided by King’s Fountain/Barbara Watson Pillsbury in honor of Henry Pillsbury, actor, theater director, and leading figure in Franco-American cross-cultural exchange in dance, theater, and music. Additional support provided by Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation.