Instruments: Basses & Vocals
Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. He became known touring, recording and performing with Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Chico Hamilton, Oliver Lake, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Lester Bowie and Ronald Shannon Jackson.
In 2005, Reggie began successfully touring with his own bands. They were a mix of American & European musicians such as Ravi Coltrane, Gene Lake, Stéphane Galland, Jef Lee Johnson, Erwin Vann, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, E.J Strickland, Jozef Dumoulin, Skoota Warner, Matthew Garrison, Marcus Strickland, Jason Lindner, Poogie Bell and Ronny Drayton.
Since 2015, Reggie has been touring throughout Europe with his new project "Rainbow Shadow - A tribute to Jef Lee Johnson" featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, drummer Patrick Dorcéan & DJ Grazzhoppa on turntables. They will release their second album on December 1st, 2017.
A versatile, 360-degree musician, Reggie plays Jazz, Funk, R&B, Blues, World and Experimental music with a natural and contagious energy. His bass lines are both sophisticated and explicit. He is diligent in his work and enjoys mixing people of different cultures as a way to enhance music by learning from others and sharing ideas.
Reggie is currently touring with Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor, Archie Shepp, Lisa Simone, Regina Carter, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, The Headhunters, Robin McKelle, Alex Tassel, Dana Leong, Hervé Samb, Yosuke Onuma and gospel diva Liz McComb.
On December 1st, 2017, Reggie Washington will release his second volume with "Rainbow Shadow - A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson".
Reggie is back on tour with Roy Hargrove & The RH-Factor from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Japan. More info in "SHOWS"
Reggie will open for Steve Coleman with his trio (Jozef Dumoulin on Fender Rhodes & Sean Rickman on drums) on 7 & 8 October 2017 at La Petite Halle in Paris.
1. "RAINBOW SHADOW - A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson"
Reggie Washington - bass & vocals
Marvin Sewell - guitar
DJ Grazzhoppa - turntables
Patrick Dorcéan - drums
2. "REGGIE WASHINGTON TRIO"
Reggie Washington - bass
David Gilmore - guitar
Gene Lake - drums
3. "REGGIE WASHINGTON QUARTET"
Reggie Washington - acoustic & electric basses
Jacques Schwarz-Bart - tenor saxophone
Jason Lindner - piano & keyboards
E.J. Strickland - drums
"New Reggie Washington sounding smooooth" - BBC Radio 6 Music / Gilles Peterson
"One of the finest albums of 2015" - The Funk and Soul Revue
"Choc" - Jazz Magazine
"Il y en pour la planète entière dans ce disque... Quel feeling de surcroît!" - Libération
"Certainement le plus beau son de basse électrique aujourd’hui." - Jazz Hot
"RAINBOW SHADOW": 2017 & 2018 (CD release on Dec. 1st 2017)
"REGGIE WASHINGTON TRIO": 2017 & 2018
"REGGIE WASHINGTON QUARTET": May 2018 & Fall 2019
|08 Feb 2018||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Zig Zag||Berlin||Germany||Tickets|
|09 Feb 2018||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Théâtre Marni||Brussels||Belgium||Tickets|
|13 Feb 2018||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||New Morning||Paris||France||Tickets|
|14 Feb 2018||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Jazz Fola Live Club||Aix-en-Provence (Luynes)||France||Tickets|
|2018-02-08||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Zig Zag||Berlin||Germany||Tickets|
|2018-02-09||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Théâtre Marni||Brussels||Belgium||Tickets|
|2018-02-13||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||New Morning||Paris||France||Tickets|
|2018-02-14||Reggie Washington "Rainbow Shadow - Volume 2" (CD RELEASE)||Jazz Fola Live Club||Aix-en-Provence (Luynes)||France||Tickets|