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Résumé:   Kim Reith





2006 Guitarist for the Pasadena City College Studio Jazz Band, under the direction of Andrea Baker. The band performed at the Jazz Bakery, LA. Upcoming gigs include Memorial Day 2006 at the Playboy Jazz Festival, at the Pasadena Rosebowl.

2005 Guitarist for the Wise Guys big band, the official City of Montebello big band, under the direction of Art Baraja. Performances included city and community functions, private events, and a monthly gig at a swing club.

2004 - 2005 Guitarist for the PCC Jazz Combo, under the direction of trumpeter Bobby Bradford.

2000 - 2004 Solo, duo and trio jazz performances in Los Angeles area. Kim Reith Trio, Kim Reith & Dan Krimm: Reith, guitar, band-leader, composer; Dan Krimm, fretless bass; Steve Sykes, drums.

Los Angeles and Orange County venues include: Hollywood Knitting Factory, Alter-knit Lounge, Dana Point Beachhouse, California Institute of Abnormal Arts (CIA), and Buster's.

1993 - 2000 Duo, trio, and quartet jazz performances in San Diego area. As band-leader, with Groove Yard, Kim Reith Ensemble, Kim Reith Trio and Quirktet, put together pick-up jazz bands; played in bars, cafes, and restaurants. Collaborated with alto-saxophonist Maury Coles; bassist Bruce Grafrath.

1996 Started and led successful jazz jam session, Twigg's Green Room, San Diego, California.

San Diego county venues include: Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, Twigg's Green Room, Cardiff Beachhouse, Prego's, Jake's South Bay, The Living Room (three locations), Del Mar Bookworks, Calypso Café, Café di Maria, Diedrich's, La Jolla's Café 1018, and Pannikin.




2006 Guitarist on The Message, Pasadena City College Studio Jazz Band, under the direction of Andrea Baker. Classic Basie/Nestico swing plus modern jazz standards. Release date: May, 2006. This is an incredible big-band!

2002 BAIL! Pygmy Godeus Recordings. Reith, guitar, band-leader, composer; Bruce Grafrath, bass; Kevin Green, drums. Nine of Reith's originals recorded, plus Monk's Epistrophy.

2001 Open improvisations; Edmund J. Wood, fretless bass and 126-beat drum loops; Reith, guitar.
Internet distribution of individual tracks.


Music Education

2004 - present/2006 Pasadena Community College. Studied or studying with Bobby Bradford in his PCC jazz combo class, Andrea Baker's Studio Jazz Band, and private lessons with Riner Scivally, and Ron Berman. Studies in Renaissance and Modal Counterpoint with Michael Mitacek.

1996 - 1998 College of Extended Studies, San Diego State University. Studied jazz theory, ear training, jazz composition, and arranging, under pianist/composer Rick Helzer. GPA: 4.0

1995 University of California, San Diego. Sat in for two quarters with UCSD Big Band, under direction of trombonist/conductor Jimmie Cheatham. Two performances with big band.

1995 Studied arranging; San Diego's The Ruse all-women's jazz workshop, under direction of
Latin jazz composer/arranger Turiya Mareya.


Private Guitar Instruction

2006 Ron Berman
2005 - 2006 Riner Scivally, Pasadena, California
2001 Pat Kelley, Los Angeles, California
1993 - 1995 Art Johnson, San Diego, California
1989 - 1992 Duncan James, San Francisco, California
1985 - 1988 Marlena Teich, San Francisco, California


Teaching Experience

1995 - present Jazz guitar & theory, private lessons.

1992 English, 3rd-4th and 7th-8th grade, Czech public school system.

1983 - 1986 Judo, beginner's class, Soko Joshi Judo Club, San Francisco, California.
Reith holds a 2nd degree black belt in Judo. She studied under Keiko Fukuda Sensei, 9th Dan, and at Kodokan Judo Institute, in Japan.

1982 - 1983 ESL, Tokyo, Japan; small language schools; private lessons.

References available upon request.

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