Drummer Damion Reid plays with pianist and composer Robert Glasper and bassist Vicente Archer. Reid also worked and recorded with Anoushka Shankar, Robert Hurst, Lucian Ban and Laurent Coq.
Biography: The current state of art and music is being oversaturated by either the talented yet innovative challenged or, those so far left that all emotional commitment falls short to pretentious creativity. It is a refreshing rarity to find an artist who with or without any particular intent can be seated in the spirit of the tradition. While at the same time evoking all the essence of what is now and, what is next. Damion Reid is that artist.
Born June 16th 1979 in West Covina, California a city east of Los Angeles, Damion Reid is the son of well respected Jazz bassist and astute operatic singer and teacher.
It wasn't long before Damion Reid found himself with a stick in each hand and legs barely long enough to hit a pedal. With the untamed mind of a child blessed with such a creative environment to develop Damion almost immediately showed signs of a uniquely prodigious nature. By the age of three, Damion Reid was already playing in church, instilling form, structure and, morality to his already artistic character.In the years that followed he did all the things that a child should do, school, sports, video games etcetera. It was always to the drums that he returned each time with a growing passion.