Israeli born and raised trombonist and composer Reut Regev has been out in the New York scene creating and exploring music for over 20 years. Reut enjoys playing with some of the most influential experimental composers and New York bands blending styles and cultures, and traditional sounds as well. Reut’s typical year includes some free improvisation, contemporary compositions, blues, klezmer, Latin music, straight ahead jazz, and everything in between. She has recorded and toured with Anthony Braxton, Butch Morris, Elliott Sharp, Burton Greene, Hazmat Modine, Metropolitan Klezmer, Joe Battan, and many more.
Reut’s main project as a bandleader and composer, for the last decade, is the band that she co-leads with her husband, drummer Igal Foni: “Reut Regev’s R*time”. R*time features mostly original compositions by Reut and Igal, and encourages soulful musical explorations by the band members. The personnel includes legendary free funk guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly, as well as master bassist Mark Peterson. Also some wonderful paR*timers including renowned tubist Jon Sass, and internationally acclaimed bass players Robert Jukic and Andrea Castelli. Since R*time’s first release in 2009, “This is R*time”, the group has been touring Europe extensively. Following R*time’s 2012 Enja release, “exploRing the vibe”, the most recent release, “Keep Winning” was released on Enja Records in 2019. Reut has also released a duo CD with Igal on Relative Pitch Records in February of 2021. The duo is called “Two Much” and the CD, “Never Enough”.
At the same time as holding a successful and exciting musical career, Reut has been building her music education studio – Notes And Beyond LLC. Through Notes And Beyond, Igal and Reut offer music workshops for various ages and levels, as well as private lessons in NJ and beyond.
Photo by Carsten Fleck