Laksar Reese

Born in Sydney, Australia, Laksar Reese is one of the brightest young talents to hit the jazz scene in some time. At the young age of twenty-four, and already journeyman as part of the Wayne Newton Orchestra, and toured the U.S. and Europe playing in various Jazz and Latin Jazz combos, Laksar is ready to make his own mark as a band leader with his new quintet.

"Laksar Reese is a swinger with a special musicality. He performs with passion and precision as well as creative attention. He is a young reed-man to watch!"

-Larry Smith all night host of Jazz Forum, WBEZ Radio Chicago

Booking info

Laksar Reese Quintet
featuring Matt Lewis

1. The Sunny Side Of The Street
2. Benji's Bounce
3. Bues n' it
4. Some Other Time
5. Mambo Inn
6. What Is This Thing Called Love
7. Love Is A Wonderful Thing
8. Invitation
9. Wabash

With a current line-up of equally experienced players, Laksar Reese has produced a collection of Jazz standards and original recordings that are sure to please his audiences world wide. Kicking things off with the swinging standard "Sunny Side of the Street" followed by a mix of classic jazz standards and intelligent originals like "Blues n' it" and "Love is a Wonderful Thing" while adding a funk influenced arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love", this debut release allows each member of the Quintet to highlight their own individual strengths while remaining tight as a unit and contributing to the over-all flavor of the sound that is uniquely the Laksar Reese Quintet.


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Laksar Reese Quintet

Laksar Reese:
Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Matt Lewis:
Trumpet, Vocals
Ron Perrillo:
Patrick Williams:
Acoustic Bass
Mel Davis:


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