Harry Butch Reed


Harry a.k.a Butch started playing drums at a very early age educated at the Settlement Music School, and through private instruction with Carl Mottola and Skeets Marsh.

He has toured with several well known musicians including John Blake, The Onus, The Andrew Neu Group and The Electric Mingus Project. He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Clef Club Jazz Big Band and the Don Wilson Big Band.

His percussion skills have been showcased at The Berks Jazz Festival, Trenton Jazz Festival, Lancaster, Lebanon and Bethlehem Pa Jazz Festivals performing with jazz notables Larry McKenna, John Swana, Tony Micelli, Gerald Veasley, and many others.

Butch has been a member of various performing groups including Soul Fuego, Lynn Riley & The World Mix, Electric Mingus Project, Andrew Neu Group and presently Manifest III. He can be heard on the recording projects of Mike Boone, Gerald Veasley, Shawn Qaissaunce, Pearl Williams, The Onus, and Electric Mingus Project. You can also find him on stage providing the foundation for many vocalist like Rosella Clemmons Washington, Ella Ghant, Barbara Mills, Pearl Williams and Sharon Sable to name a few.

When he isnt performing you can find him teaching at The Maplewood Music Studio or George School. He also gives private lessons to future percussionist.
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