Eddie Reyes
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Lost World


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Eddie Reyes, composer/guitarist/pianist has an extensive background in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz. His long standing interest in ceremonial Bata drumming as it is performed in Cuba and the Caribbean, coupled with a deep love for flamenco music gave birth to Lost World. Begun in collaboration with Puerto Rican percussionist Ricardo Isaac, the project is an exploration of world rhythms, from the intricate percussion traditions that started in Africa and have made their way to the Caribbean and South America, to the Indo/European streams that have fertilized the gypsy and flamenco traditions and on to Indian, Celtic and Aboriginal groove elements. Added to this is a mix of contemporary jazz, classical, rock and folkloric influences.

Eddie has performed in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Africa and has played in the groups of legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton and flautist Dave Valentin. He has also recorded and performed with with Kenny Kirkland, Harvey Swartz, Luis Conte, Jorge Dalto, Claudio Roditi, Lonette McKee and Blossom Dearie. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay area and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Although he has now developed a style of flamenco guitar that merges with his Afro/Cuban/Brazilian approach, he continues to study traditional flamenco with masters in Spain.

He is also a composer of music for the theatre having recently had a world premiere of "Dorian Gray", his musical theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novella. Other original music theatre scores include "Esperanza" and "The Circus of Dr. Lao". He also writes film music, from the underscore to the classic David Lynch film, "Blue Velvet", to "Shell Shock", "The Chair", "The Fires Within", and the latest, "Myron’s Movie" and "The Painting".

Reyes is a partner and composer at Schtung Music, an international music company based in Santa Monica, CA. With Schtung he has scored broadcast logos, trailers and commercials for clients such as Coca Cola, National Geographic, PBS, Chrysler, Nissan, eHarmony, Motorola and many others.