BIOGRAPHY

Reggie’s love for music began in Cleveland, Ohio where, at a young age, he played trumpet and piano and developed his musical talent. As his love for the performing arts developed, Reggie decided to further his knowledge in music and he went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and his Masters in Music Technology.

A professional musician with over 30 years experience in the music business, Reggie has been living, performing and recording in the New York Area for over 20 years. In addition to performing and recording with several well-known artists and bands, such as Babyface, Lionel Hampton, and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Reggie has his own bands that specialize in jazz, R&B, and gospel music. His jazz band, The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet, performs original compositions by Reggie and partner Loren Daniels, and their 2010 release, Point A to Point A, received much acclaim in the jazz press.

Reggie is a talented composer and arranger; his original music appears on Point A to Point A, and on his upcoming Pittman / Daniels Quartet release Smilessence.  Also an accomplished Producer, of note is his recording Poet I Am, a collaboration with poet / lyricist /performer Lottie Porch in which Reggie composed the music and produced the CD.

Music is my life.
I have a burning desire to share this gift with others, through performing and teaching.

I have had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the best performing artists in the music industry, and have also recorded with many musical talents.

Reggie Pittman

FURTHERED EDUCATION

Masters Degree in Music Technology,
New York University, New York, New York

Bachelors Degree in Music Education,
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Teaching Certification for New York,
New Jersey and Ohio

EXPERIENCE

Professional musician with over 30 years experience in the performing arts

Music teacher with over 20 years experience in private and public education

QUALIFICATIONS

Reggie is an experienced band leader as well as an instrumental and vocal   performer. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, performing, producing, composing, arranging and teaching

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Freelance Musician

Jack Jeffers and the Duke Ellington Orchestra (featured trumpet soloist, at Carnegie Hall)

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band – Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band – Trumpet

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (featured soloist)

Lionel Hampton Big Band

First A.M.E. Zion Church staff musician and sound engineer

Steven Scott Agency

Broadway Company “Five Guys Named Moe”

Opryland, Grand Ol’ Opry (Nashville, TN)

 

PERFORMANCES WITH:

Reggie Pittman has performed with many famous names including:

Sarah Vaughan, Lester Bowie, Branford Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Palmieri, Hank Jones, Aretha Franklin, Diahanne Carroll, The Allman Brothers, Louis Bellson, Mitzi Gaynor, Joe Williams, Gladys Knight, The O’Jays, The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Pointer Sisters, Queen Latifa, The Temptations and more…

 

FEATURED IN:

Television and Movies:

Money Train, Malcolm X, “Loving” Soap Opera, The Tony Awards, The Apollo Night of Stars, One Hundred Years of Jazz  ( Documentary), PSA for the Cleveland Pubic Schools

Recordings with:

Babyface, New Jersey Lottery Commercial, Five Guys Named Moe, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Figueroa, The Wheaton Family (Gospel), Lester Bowie and the Ohio Public Schools

Theater Experience:

Broadway, New York – Five Guys named Moe, Guys and Dolls, Jelly’s Last Jam, Full Monty, 42nd Street

National Companies – Singing in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Patent Leather Shoes

Compositions/Arrangements:

The Jazz Factor, The Kampo Project, Carnival Cruise Lines, The Hugh O’Brien Foundation (God Bless America) saluting Muhammad Ali and Carey Strug

Major Performances:

In the USA, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and more

PUBLIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New Jersey

  • Teaneck Board of Education: Vocal Music Teacher
  • Teaneck Board of Education: Instrumental Teacher
  • Bergen County: Substitute Teacher

New York

  • Bronx Regional High School
  • LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts
  • Professional Performing Arts High School
  • PS 67 Elementary School (Brooklyn)

Ohio

  • Cleveland School of the Arts
  • Ohio Jazz Orchestra for Youth: Co-Founder and Director
  • Music Settlement: Trumpet Instructor
  • Koch School of Music: Trumpet Instructor
  • Kent State University: Assistant Trumpet Instructor

 

PRIVATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New Jersey

  • Private Trumpet and Piano Teacher

New York

  • Private Trumpet and Piano Teacher