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Laksar Reese - Dave Smith Quartet with guest saxophonist Dale Barlow
"A Tribute to the legendary saxophonists Red Holloway And Sonny Stitt"
Laksar Reese - Tenor, Soprano Saxophones,
Dale Barlow - Alto & Tenor Saxophones
Dave Smith- Guitar
Ed Gaston - Acoustic Bass
Matt Kern - Drums


In concert at 72 Erskine in Sydney

Saturday, October 20th - 8pm

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This concert is sponsored by IW Saxophones as part of the
"IW Legends of Jazz Series" The Reese - Smith Quartet is touring Australia in October. This is their only Sydney side appearance for 2012!!


A tribute to the swinging music of Red Holloway.

Also featuring music by Sonny Stitt , Jimmy Smith and much more.
Swing, Bebop and funky jazz at its best.

Ph#(02)9299 9779 for more information

Located at 72 Erskine St, Sydney, N.S.W. 2000. Ph#(02)9299-9779


The Great Red Holloway

(May 31st, 1927 - Feb 25, 2012)


Laksar Reese - Soprano, Tenor, Bass Saxophones/Flute

Born in Sydney 1973. Multi Instrumentalist, Bandleader, composer, arranger & business owner, previously based in Los Angeles and Chicago for fifteen years, now calls Sydney his home. He has toured throughout the U.S. leading the LRM Quartet/Quintet and also as a featured member of the Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban ensemble. Laksar Reese, currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Sydney. He leads his hard grooving ensemble on the IW Tenor/Soprano/Bass Saxophones and Flute. He has performed worldwide touring throughout the United States, U.S.A, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean. He delights in performing an exciting blend of Latin Jazz, Funky grooves and straight-ahead, hard swinging, american style jazz! He co leads the Laksar Reese/Dave Smith Quartet.

For the past eight years Laksar Reese has been a featured member of the Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. He recorded and co-produced the Latin Jazz Album - "Encantado" with Chuchito Valdes, which was released on the New York Based Record Company - Towncrier Recordings. The 2nd CD by this ensemble was also co-produced by Laksar Reese, entitled La Timba,distributed by SONY discos.

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Below are some of the venues where he has performed as a feautred member of the Chuchito Valdes Latin Jazz Band.

Orchestra Hall in Detroit November 9th, 2001.Detroit, Michigan
Yerba Buena Festival Of Cuban Music - August of 2001 - (6000 people)
San Francisco, California
Havana Jazz Festival Dec. 2000 - 2005 Havana, Cuba
Cancun Jazz Festival May 2001,2003. Cancun, Mexico
Crochets Lazz Club San Diego, 2008
San Diego Public Radio Live Concert Broadcast, 2007 University of San Diego
Birdland Jazz Club, NY - April 2002 New York, NY
Green Mill Jazz Club Chicago Chicago, IL, 2005- 2010
Concerts for the Jazz Institute of Chicago - April 2001, June 2002 Chicago, IL
Grinnell College, IA March, 2002 - University Concert. Grinnell, Iowa
Cancun Jazz Festival - May, 2002 > Chicago Jazz Festival - Sept 1 , 2002 Chicago, Illinois
Detroit Jazz festival Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival October 18th, 2002 - Brownsville, Texas
Cancun Jazz Festival - May, 2002, 2003 Cancun, Mexico
AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival San Jose, California
Catalinas National Jazz Club, Los Angeles, 2009, 2010
HUSH Night Club, Hollywood - 2010



International Woodwind was founded by Laksar Reese, a professional saxophonist and woodwind repair technician. He used his unique knowledge as a pro player and woodwind repair tech. to assist in the design of the International Woodwind line of musical instruments. We specialize in making This company has been in operation since 2000 and is based out of Hollywood, California. Please refer to the section below to read more about Laksar Reesemusical biography.

This company offers a complete line of pro and student level saxophones & flutes, that Laksar Reese has designed. Modern saxophones with the vintage saxophone sound. Available in Matte finish, Gold Plate, Black Nickel and Lacquer. They play and look great. Alto and bass flutes are also available. There is also a Bass Saxophone being released in April of 2006. For information on our complete line of saxophones and woodwind instruments we invite you to visit our online catalogue.