Canadian born pianist, composer and improvisor Dana Reason has performed at the California Institute for the Arts, Colorado University, Guelph Jazz Festival, Frau Musica (Nova) Cologne, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Beyond the Pink Festival, (LA), Knitting Factory (NYC), Music Gallery (Toronto), and Newfoundland Sound Symposium. Ms. Reason has been featured on National Public Radio, Radio Canada and has recorded for Music & Arts, Red Toucan, Deep Listening, Sparkling Beatnik and Ryokan labels. Musicworks magazine published a feature article titled \"The Piano Artistry of Dana Reason\" by Dan Given. Ms. Reason is Ph.D and scholarship recipient at the University of California San Diego where she studied with George E. Lewis and Anthony Davis. Her dissertation research is titled \"Playing like a Girl: Women Improvisors in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: A Cross-Cultural Investigation into Musical Performativity.\" Ms. Reason is a freelance writer for the Twentieth Century Music, The Improvisor and Musicworks.
Angle of Vision
A really nice trio date from Dana, a long-time 482 friend, with Peter Valsamis and the Moore
The Space Between with Matthew Sperry
On June 5, 2003 the Bay Area community suffered the tragic loss of bassist and improviser Matthew Sperry, friend and collaborator of many, including each of the players in The Space Between.
The Space Between with Barre Phillips
Recorded live at CNMAT in Berkeley, California, on two September evenings in Recorded live at CNMAT in Berkeley, California, on two September evenings in 1998.
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