Tom Reese (flutes)
Laurie Haines Reese (cello)
Americana (Jazz + Classical = Folk & Celtic)
Tom & Laurie play music in many styles, from folk, classical, celtic, jazz, blues and more. Traditional Irish & celtic tunes proved to be the initial meeting ground between Tom’s jazz experience and Laurie’s classical training. Not wanting to abandon their individual musical roots, however, Tom & Laurie each pursued their own voices, leading them to collaborate with an exciting group of musicians. In addition to MuZette, their duo, the result includes TRP (The Reese Project (jazz), Susquehanna (classical) & Wyndfall (celtic, folk & folk rock music). Laurie also works with the celtic gypsy trio, Abigail’s Garden — where Tom is a frequent guest! Each ensemble is unique, performing standards as well as originals.
Improvisation is key to their performances. Tom’s background is in jazz; Laurie has a master’s degree in classical cello performance. Combining their different musical backgrounds has led to a wide array of performance opportunities. They have developed many different types of programs, which are presented at such diverse locations as retirement centers, schools, house concerts, and movie theaters and festivals. They also give improvisation workshops.
- Music Wednesdays at The Watering Trough (September through May)
- Bier Garten and Feasts at Bube’s Brewery
- Silent Film Classics at The Allen Theatre, Zoetropolis, The Goggleworks & other locations
- See the Calendar for a complete schedule.
Tom and Laurie Reese’s collaborations with these musicians have led to more than 30 CD’s in many different styles — from jazz to modern classical to folk and celtic music. Their latest release is called “Darker than Light.” They have two earlier recordings, “An Early Snow” and “Opus O’Carolan“.
MuZette (Tom and Laurie Reese) is the perfect sound for wedding ceremonies. For larger wedding ceremonies, Susquehanna Trio adds an elegant touch. More information about their wedding music services can be found on their partner site, Wyndfall Records.