Posted on February 19, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

The Jazz at Bucknell series will continue on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall with a performance of T. Oliver Reid's “Drop Me Off in Harlem.” The show is free and open to the public.

“Drop Me Off in Harlem” is a collaboration of music by various jazz artists including Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Andy Razaf and is intended to simulate an evening of club-hopping in 1934 Harlem. The show was the winner of a Bistro Award.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Reid has been performing since childhood and has recently emerged as one of New York's most captivating male singers. He performed in regional theaters before making his way to New York and Broadway, where he has numerous credits including well-known plays such as “Chicago,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Mary Poppins,” “Damn Yankees” and the 25th anniversary concert of “Dreamgirls.” A winner of the Metropolitan Room's 2010 Metrostar Challenge, Reid was also a featured artist in the 21st New York Cabaret Convention.

The Jazz at Bucknell spring series will continue on March 31 with Myra Melford's Trio featuring Marty Ehrlich and Allison Miller.

The Jazz at Bucknell series presents international modern masters and young visionaries, showcasing the entire tradition of jazz from standards to the avant-garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.



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