Tom and Laurie Reese
Since 1990, the husband & wife team of Tom & Laurie Reese have fused their diverse backgrounds into a unique style.
Currently, Tom and Laurie Reese can be seen & heard regularly at:
- Music Wednesdays at The Watering Trough (runs September through May)
- Bier Garten and Feasts at Bube’s Brewery
- Silent Film Classics at Zoetropolis, The Goggleworks & other locations
- & more locations
- See the Calendar for a complete schedule.
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 circle 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 an improvisation workshop.
Jazz + Classical = Folk & Celtic
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.
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. The recordings include a 2004 recording of their duo work, titled An Early Snow.
Tom and Laurie often play for weddings, as MuZette (their duo), or one of their ensembles. Susquehanna is the most popular classical trio. More information about their wedding music services can be found on their partner site, Wyndfall Records.