August 2015 - Grimsbury Music Festival - 7.30pm - w/1984ensemble
August 2015 - Grimsbury Music Festival - Solo Performance
August 2015 - Get Loose Live - Coach and Horses pub, Banbury (Guest appearance)
April 2016 - Cafe OTO, London - w/Murmurists
July 2016 - Minesweeper, London - Duet improvisation and w/Murmurists
September 2016 - 3 Solo Improvisations - St. Leonard's Church, Banbury.
December 2016 - Living room live recording session, Oxford - Cosmic Aether Society
February 2017 - Solo Improvisation - First Warm Law Conference (Spain)
February 2017 - Solo Improvisation and with Jamison Williams’ ensemble (The Compulsive Ensemble). Hundred Years Gallery, London
April 2017 - with The Cosmic Asunder, Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Oxford
April 2017 - The Inn Greatworth, Greatworth (Open Mic)
May 2017 - Banbury Friendship Festival - w/ The Cosmic Asunder
July 2017 - The Greatworth Inn - w/The Cosmic Asunder
July 2017 - Murmurists live - w/The Murmurists, St. Margaret's Church, Whalley Range, Manchester, UK
August 2017 - Garage-Jazz Live - Garage 67, nr Banbury, UK - Solo Improvisation (live broadcast)
September 2017 - Garage-Jazz Live - Garage 67, nr Banbury, UK - Solo Improvisation (live broadcast)
November 2017 - 100 Murmurists - w/Murmurists - Manchester, UK
June 2018 - 100 Murmurists @ Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival - w/Murmurists - Preston, UK
March 2019 - w/Murmurists - Golden Lion, Todmorden, UK
July 2019 - w/Murmurists - UCLAN, Preston, UK
October 2019 - w/Murmurists - Greentop Circus, Sheffield, UK
Kris T Reeder was born in 1984 at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK and grew up on a council housing estate and housing association properties in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He was brought up in a single parent family in Banbury. His family claimed state benefits for most of his childhood. He has never met his father who is believed to be an African-American US Army or Navy serviceman who served in the UK during the cold war. Although very unclear and subject to much debate, it is thought that Kris T Reeder's alleged father died in the 1990's after being shot dead outside his apartment in St. Louis, Missouri according to US records. Although unconfirmed, it is possible that Kris T Reeder's paternal grandfather is Jeff Greyer, a drummer in the legendary 'Prince Gabe and the Millionaires' band who were one of the most prominent blues bands in the US deep south.
Kris T Reeder went to St. Mary’s School in Banbury until year 3 then moved to Dashwood School in Banbury where from an early age he was introduced to singing by Headteacher Fred Riches. He also learned to play the recorder and was taught at home primarily alongside being self-taught. He joined a local choir when he was 6, although he left and returned when he was 8. He became Head Chorister at St. Mary’s Church Banbury when he was 10 and until he was 13 years old.
Kris T Reeder learned to play the trombone through the Oxfordshire County Music Service which offered free music lessons to children from deprived backgrounds. Kris T Reeder took up the trombone at age 11 and quickly progressed through to Central Music School, Oxford, where he was taught by Mike Skitt and quickly moved onto the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra. Kris T Reeder applied for and won a Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music Junior Department when he was 16 and after being taught by Simon Hogg went onto win a Scholarship to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, London on Bass Trombone. Kris T Reeder studied with Bob Hughes at the Royal Academy in London until leaving during the second year to pursue a career as a DJ/Trombonist.
Kris T Reeder started releasing his own music when he was 27 and has produced or been credited with over 200 releases to date ranging from Experimental Music, Noise Music, Free Jazz, Free Improvisation, Progressive and Alternative music. Kris T Reeder is signed to a number of labels operating across the globe including: Kalpamantra (UK), Blowpipe Records (NL), Obskyr Records (SWE), Classwar Karaoke (UK), Fatal Noise Action (RU), Nostalgie de la boue (Ivory Coast), Red Light Sound Productions (USA), and has been part of Musicoin and Choon (run by Gareth Emery).
Kris T Reeder has performed at some of the biggest venues in the world including: Royal Albert Hall, London, Royal Festival Hall, London, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Wembley Stadium, London, Cafe OTO, London (w/ Murmurists) and Hundred Years Gallery, London (Solo improvisation and with Jamison Williams).
Kris T Reeder has worked with some of the leading exponents across a range of genres including Classical Music: Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle respectively, Free-Improvisation / Experimental Music: Murmurists, Oxford Improvisors, Lawrence Casserley, Martin Archer, Pat Thomas, Geoff Leigh, Walt Shaw, Stephen Grew, Martin Hackett, Claude Colpeart et al. Jazz: Gerard Presencer, Derek Watkins et al.
Kris T Reeder founded the 1984ensemble in 2013, a free-improvisation ensemble which toured the UK in 2014 and 2015. Kris T Reeder also co-founded The Cosmic Asunder in 2016 with Harriet Butler and Gary JC, an ambient experimental group which released an EP in 2017 and performed at the Banbury Friendship Festival in 2017.
Jazz-Grime was invented in 2016 by Trombone Creative Kris T Reeder when he merged Jazz Trombone playing with a Grime style back beat in his single ‘Go On Then’. He further added to this by releasing ‘Time to Fly Take 2’ in 2018.
Future Cool Jazz
Kris T Reeder is a pioneer of Future Cool Jazz and has released three albums in this genre (Future Cool Jazz & Future Cool Jazz 1.2 (2014), Future Cool Jazz 2 (2015) and FUTURECOOLJAZZ3 (2017)) stretching and expanding the genre by merging highly layered and multi processed backing tracks with solo trombone melodies.
Kris T Reeder started his own record label EAF Records in 2013 to release his music and subsequently expanded by starting new labels CGR Records (2016) and TVP Records UK (2017). He amalgamated all of his labels into ELR XL Records in 2018.
K84 Institute of Soniciology
Kris T Reeder set up the K84 Institute in 2015 to investigate Soniciology which is ‘the artistic study of applied sound in site-specific contexts’.
Future Music Movement
Kris T Reeder established the Future Music Movement in 2018/19 to allow others to share creativity with other like-minded artists. As of April 2020 the group had nearly 900 members from around the world.
Time to Fly Project
The Time to Fly Project started in September 2018 as a project to enable artists from around the world to create a remix or response to 'Time to Fly' by KRISG184. The project initially had over 100 members and well over 50 remixes / responses have been produced as of April 2020. One CD album (Time to Fly Project 2018) and one digital album (Time to Fly Project Mega Album (2020)) have been released.
Kris T Reeder has a Law Degree from Nottingham Trent University (2008) and an MA in Composition and Sonic Art from Oxford Brookes University (2015). He has a Dip.ABRSM in Trombone Performance (2003).
Awards / Scholarships / Funding
Scholar – Royal College of Music Junior Department, London – 2001,2002
Scholar – Royal Academy of Music, London – 2003,2004
Banbury Young Musician of the Year 2004 (Triple prize)
Bridge Estate Scholar – 2004,2005
Leicester Area Brass Band Champion – 2007 (second section – Carlton Brass)
South England Brass Band Champion – 2012 - (championship section – Wantage Silver A Band)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts - 2014
Oxford Brookes University, Santander International Travel Grant - 2015
Banbury Charities Education Grant - 2014 (St.Mary's School Music Project)
Oxfordshire County Council Grant (Grimsbury Music Project - Director) - 2015
Banbury Town Council Grant - (Grimsbury Music Project - Director) - 2015
Kris T Reeder is married to Amy (m.2009) and has three children, Lucy (b.2011), Emma (b.2012) and Sophie (b.2018).