Tony Reedus

Tony Reedus (22 September 1959 – 16 November 2008) was an American jazz drummer.

Reedus first gained notice playing in Woody Shaw's band in the 1980s. He played with Dave Stryker, Mulgrew Miller, Art Blakey, Mike Nock, Kenny Garrett, James Williams, and Anthony Wonsey, among others, and recorded three albums as a leader.

He died of a pulmonary embolism at Kennedy Airport at the age of 49. He had just returned from a tour in Italy with pianist Mike LeDonne.[1]


As leaderEdit

As sidemanEdit

With Joanne Brackeen

With Robin Eubanks & Steve Turre

With Kenny Garrett

  • Introducing Kenny Garrett (Criss Cross 1985)
  • Garrett 5 (Bellaphon 1989)
  • African Exchange Student (Atlantic Jazz 1990)

With Benny Golson

With Benny Green

  • Prelude (Criss Cross, 1988)

With Geoff Keezer

With Harold Mabern

With Mulgrew Miller

With Dick Oatts

  • Gratitude (Steeplechase 2007)

With Woody Shaw

With Jim Snidero

With James Spaulding

With Walt Weiskopf Quintet

  • Anytown (Criss Cross Jazz, 1998)

With Anthony Wonsey

  • Blues for Hiroshi (Sharp Nine, 2004)