Nat Reeves has built a successful career touring the world with some of the most important figures in jazz in the last half-century. His work as a prominent educator at The Hartt School, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz has spanned over 30 years. As a bassist, he is regarded as a precise accompanist, known for his impeccable time, deep tones and great earthy, organic sound. As an educator, Nat mentors some of the future greats of jazz.

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Nat Reeves with Steve Davis and students
Nat Reeves and Steve Davis with a group of former students actively performing and working in the music industry. From left to right are Josh Bruneau, Jonathan Barber, Nat Reeves, Sam Parker, Steve Davis, Dane Scozzari, Matt Dwonszyk, Shenel Johns, Raynel Frasier and Aja Wilson.

2019 Realie Award Presented to Nat Reeves

The REALIE AWARDS honor special people who have made significant contributions to Real Art Ways and to the community.

Real Art Ways https://www.realartways.org is a national arts organization based in Hartford, CT.

Nat Reeves Honored for 35 Years of Service at University of Hartford

Bent Award for Scholarly and Artistic Creativity

On May 17, 2015, Nat Reeves was presented with the James E. and Francis W. Bent Award for Scholarly and Artistic Creativity by the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. The President of the University, Walter Harrison, presented the award at the 2015 University of Hartford Commencement Ceremony. His presentation is quoted as follows:

Professor Reeves, the Bent award is named for James E. and Francis W. Bent and is given each year to a faculty member who has displayed unusual creativity and innovation in the pursuit of his or her scholarship. Your contributions in this regard bring great credit to the University of Hartford and constitute a model of what we expect of our finest faculty members. Congratulations.

April 10, 2015 Brothers & Sisters United Presents: A Night to Network sponsored by the University of Hartford. Nat participating in a Panel of Speakers and Q&A from students concerning networking and professionalism
Speaking at University of Hartford Mentoring Event 2015
Speaking at University of Hartford Mentoring Event 2015

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Zeta Omega Chapter

May 3,2016


Kenny Garrett ‘Jazz Play Along’


For use with all B-flat, E-flat, Bass Clef, and C instruments, the Jazz Play-Along series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices on the included online audio (access code printed on the inside book cover), this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. FOR STUDY, each tune includes a split track with: • Melody cue with proper style and inflection • Professional rhythm tracks • Choruses for soloing • Removable bass part • Removable piano part. FOR PERFORMANCE, each tune also has: • An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) • Additional choruses for soloing. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right – available exclusively from Hal Leonard!

This volume includes: Chief Blackwater • Happy People • Ja-Hed • November 15 • Organized Colors • Sing a Song of Song • Song #8 • Sounds of the Flying Pygmies • 2 Down and 1 Across • Wayne’s Thang.

This item can be purchased here.