Audley Reid, considered to be one of the finest Contemporary/Smooth Jazz and R&B saxophonist and bandleader in Chicago, relocated to "The Entertainment Capital of the World", relocated to Las Vegas, NV in 2022.
Audley L. Reid, often referred to as "Reid", began his musical odyssey over 25 years ago. Proficient on all saxophones, Reid prefers the Alto Sax and his passionate technique, smooth styling and distinctive sound often draws comparisons to the music of David Sanborn and sax genius of the late Art Porter, Jr.
Reid's effortless performances, across a wide range of musical genres including Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Blues, and R&B, has afforded him opportunities to perform with stars such as Buddy Guy, Phil Perry, Kim Fields, Nick Colionne, Howard Hewett, Will Downing, Ray Parker Jr., Michael Henderson, Vivian Green and Norman Connors, before a multitude of audiences at various galas, venues and events throughout the United States, Mexico, Asia, Canada, Europe and his native country, Jamaica.
Reid's solo and group performances with various bands have delighted audiences at a multitude of social galas, venues and concerts. These include:
DuSable Museum's "The Sounds of History Jazz Concert Series"( Sax In The City)
Taste of Chicago
The Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Bronzeville Neighborhood Jazz Festival
Country Club Hills
Close Up2 Jazz Festival
Julia Huff's "Tribute to Phyllis Hyman"
Jazzin' on the South Side- ETA Theater
The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
Flossmoor Country Club
City Winery ( Sax In The City)
Michael White Smooth Jazz Explosion/Class Act Entertainment
Audley's musical repertoire spans across several musical genres and while his primary instrument is the saxophone, he is proficient in other woodwind/reed instruments.
EWI (Electromic Wind Instrument)
GENRES OF MUSIC
Contemporary Jazz/Straight Ahead
Rhythm and Blues/Funk