Reed's Bass Drum performs music through the lens of the jazz tradition. Fueled by a genuine interest in innovation, their distinctive sound is created by baritone saxophone, bass and drums. While performing original compositions or jazz standards, Reed’s Bass Drum strives to provide a distinct vantage point from which to hear jazz music.
"...Baritone saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson played with irresistible verve and promise."
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
"A surprisingly mature voice making some great music. Seriously musical."
- Kenny Werner
“...A successful mix of solid rhythm and exceptionally animated bass lines, along with bright motifs from the saxophone. Reed’s Bass Drum definitely feels like jazz, but it’s not hard to recognize the influence from many other genres of music.”
- Gülfem Demiray, Miscellany News (Vassar College)
“Tonight’s show was really good. People were sitting around with their friends, or dancing to the music. It felt great and it seemed that everybody was enjoying it.” - Alice Grossman (Director, ViCE Jazz)