Ron Reid is a multi-instrumentalist and educator whose passion for afro-caribbean jazz has manifested in this innovated new recording, Precious Metals. At Berklee College of Music, Ron teaches arranging, steel pan performance and ensemble and performs with his steel infused sextet, Sunsteel. Ron's professional performances as bassist and/or steel drummer include an eclectic array of artists including Randy Weston, Carmen Lundy, Andy Narell, and many others. His new recording, Precious Metals, links his interests in writing for steel pans, horns and metallic percussion in a seamless cohabitation.
Charles Overton is a Boston-based harpist and performer of classical, jazz and world music. He began his harp studies at the age of ten under the direction of Lynelle Ediger, where as a member of her "American Youth Harp Ensemble" he was afforded the opportunity at an early age to perform internationally in notable venues such as the Salle Gaveaux in Paris and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. In 2009 Charles went on to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy to further his musical development during which time he was a prizewinner in the Young Artist Harp Competition and was twice a finalist for the Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition.
Currently, Charles resides in Boston where he maintains an active performance schedule as a performer of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Recent engagements include an appearance at Scullers Jazz Club with his jazz ensemble: the Charles Overton Group, regular performances with the Boston PhilharmonicOrchestra and many overseas peformances.
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