Winston Salem Journel Photos from Juneteenth Performance
The Reggie Buie Smooth Trio had the crowd dancing in their June 17th Bailey Park Performance in Winston Salem, NC
One hundred and fifty-two years ago, the country celebrated the abolition of slavery and the start of a new chapter in African-American history marked by freedom.
On Saturday, Winston-Salem residents gathered downtown as a reminder of how far we’ve come.
The 13th annual Juneteenth Festival at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Saturday included crafts, vendors, exhibits, food trucks, book signings and performances.
Article in "for Seniors only!" Magazine - The Black & White Keys of Reggie Buie Volume 5, Number 4 April 2017
Jango Internet Radio Top 10 Song
MR. LEWIS by Reggie Buie has reached the "RADIO AIRPLAY TOP 10 SONGS" list for Week 44 ending November 6th, 2016. That's the second time in 2016!! See the full results at http://www.radioairplay.com/music+promotion/top_10_songs?week=44&year=2016
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Single Release By Roderick Allen - Tabatha"s Song feat. Reggie Buie
"Tabatha's Song" is from Roderick's debut album "Elevation Music" which has gained notoriety by becoming a Top 6 best selling Jazz Album on Amazon Music!! I'm very proud to have contribuited to his project which includes tracks featuring many well known Smooth Jazz industry giants.
Two Singles nominited for independent music award!
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Cameron Art Musem - Wilmington, NC
People who attended are still coming up to me raving, inquiring how I heard about you and got you to Wilmington. They enjoyed a stellar night of music that's lifted the whole series in level of expectations. Sincerely, Daphne Homes - Director of Public Programs - www.camerobartmuseum.org
Jango Internet Radio Top 10 artist
Piano in the Dark by Reggie Buie wins again for "Radio Airplay Top 10 artist" for Week 25. See the radio airplay blog at http://radioairplayblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/airplay-top-10-week-25-2014.html and listen to more music by Reggie Buie at http://www.jango.com/music/Reggie+Buie
Bob Amos Thank You - High Point, NC
Sorry for this late email - back from honeymoon Friday then it was wild and wooly getting my things moved into Sallie's house this weekend. Then Monday back at work was crazier than I thought it would be.
Wanted to tell you that you guys were incredible! We have heard more praises from friends about your music, which didn't surprise me a bit! You guys were on the button with your selections and we couldn't have hoped for any more perfect music.
Sallie and I are indebted to you and your trio. You created the perfect atmosphere our reception.
It was wonderful seeing you again and I hope to cross paths with you sooner this time around.
Thanks so much Reggie.
Bob and Sallie
Ink19 Music Review
Reggie Buie Trio - The First Time
What is often categorized as smooth jazz is usually not jazz at all, at least in its purest form. Too often, generic adult contemporary is posing as smooth jazz or some new age muzak with piano and horns. The same cannot be said of the Reggie Buie Trio. Not only is this smooth jazz, but it’s real jazz as well. Buie and his mates are traditionalists. There are no concessions to pop here; even the cover of “Betcha, By Golly Wow” doesn’t have the slick, modern studio polish that you’d expect. Piano, upright bass, drums, percussion, saxophone and trumpet are the tools of the Trio’s magic. They sound like the cool cats you would’ve expected to hang out in smoke-filled bars decades ago. Yet, judging from the booklet’s photos, Buie has some relative youngsters on his side.
Reviews of mostly instrumental pieces are the most difficult to write, because the technical aspects will be completely oblivious to Average Joe, and the music should be experienced, not read about. A lot of love and respect went into the recording of this album, especially for the material that is remade so professionally and engagingly here. http://ink19.com/2006/05/magazine/music-reviews/the-reggie-buie-trio
James A Wynn, Jr. - Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
The judges are still raving about how marvelous your group performed at the Charlotte City Club. I saw Congressman Conyers last week and he told me he really is enjoying your CD - Thank you so much for helping to make our event so special. You are the best!
All About Jazz CD Review
Reggie Buie Trio - The First Time
Published: August 27, 2006
There is magic in how Reggie Buie brings his piano keys to life, allowing light and shade to emanate from each lively performance. One can hear this on The First Time in the adrenaline rush of "Nica's Dream," the scenic reflection of "Georgia," and the hopeless romanticism of "Betcha, By Golly Wow."
Hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the members of the Reggie Buie Trio are veterans of the steakhouse circuit, familiar to local jazz enthusiasts and fellow musicians but not well-known nationally. Buie, bassist Nathan Scott and drummer Michael Fowler comprise a sharply oiled machine, taking engaging improvisational turns on this soothing collection of covers.
Distancing themselves from studio slickness, the trio opts for a live feel. This decision works well for the band, because the focus here is on the chemistry and the give and take between the musicians. Although Buie's piano playing provides the foundation for these songs, his bandmates are given numerous moments to shine—like Scott's pulsating bass on "My Romance and Fowler's energetic drums on "Nica's Dream.
Remaking the immaculate soul classic "Betcha, By Golly Wow takes tremendous courage to attempt and top-drawer talent to pull off, but Buie's trio manages to transform it into a moving lounge piece with guest vocals from Charlene Williams. Some critics have lamented that Williams' voice is too far back into the mix or shouldn't have been included in the first place, because the music carried enough emotion on its own. While those are valid points, it's hard to hear this piece without that golden famous chorus, and Williams provides a soaring rendition.
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Track Listing: Nica's Dream; Georgia; My Romance; Betcha, By Golly Wow; There Is No Greater Love; I Thought About You; My One and Only Love; I Didn't Know What Time It Is; That's All.
Personnel: Reginald Buie: piano; Nathan Scott: bass; Michael Fowler: drums.
Record Label: Self Produced | Style: Contemporary/Smooth
American Bar Association Judicial Division
On Behalf of the entire Judicial Devision of the American Bar Association, thank you for your excellent music arrangements for the JD Leadership dinner on Saturday April 14, 2007, at the Charlotte City Club. The outstanding effort by you and your colleagues far exceeded our expections. We recieved many positive comments about the banquet from a number of attendees. Thanks again for your key role in ensuring the success of this event. Sinicerely, Kris Berliant - Meetings & Communications Manager