“The Reason” is the new gospel Christmas EP by Reginald Reid and Leighton Kennedy. The two instrumentalists reconnected this fall, six years after Reginald coproduced most of Leighton’s debut saxophone project, “My Heart.”
The project reconsiders a traditional hymn and two contemporary christian Christmas hits with a touch of smooth saxophone sounds, creating an atmosphere to meditate and praise Christ the King. The project is produced by Reginald and Leighton.
After performing with and producing several nationally known artists and independent vocalists in the DMV area, Reginald Reid has released his debut instrumental project, featuring his interpretations of some favorite hymns. Click the image art to download or stream on iTunes. Also available on Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp (limited hard copy CDs available through Bandcamp).
Produced by Reginald Reid
All Instruments by Reginald Reid
Live Horns by The Brass
Recorded & Mixed by Reginald Reid
Mastered by Matrix Audio
Executive Producers: Reginald & Chari Reid
Copyright 2018 Naylor Road Music (BMI)
Reginald is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, and is part of an elite group of highly gifted musicians from this rich region. He began his musical training at the age of eight, studyng until age 16 under Ms. Esther Wroten of Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, from which he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He has studied Music Recording Technology at NVCC and is currently studying music theory.
His major musical credits include performing keyboards with Grammy winner CeCe Winans for five years and conducting extensive studio work with artists such as Maurette Brown-Clark, Lorree K Slye, Virtue, Angela Bryant-Brown, Roland Gresham, Denise Barclay and Nathelene McMillan-Moore and various projects for Verity Records, which featured artists including Marvin Sapp, Bob Carlisle and Kirk Whalum.
He was the music director at Community Praise Center in Alexandria, Virginia for six years, stepping down in August 2006. When CPC planted a new congregation in Bowie, Maryland, Restoration Praise Center, Reginald served as its music director. He later returned to CPC and served as assistant music director, while also serving as organist and band leader at Providence St. John Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is currently the lead musician at Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston, Virginia, and at the Woodbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Angela Bryant Brown
Lauri & Regina
Lullabies for William
The Reid Project
"There is not enough that can be said about Reggie Reid. He is an extremely talented and accomplished musician with a signature sound. His demeanor as a professional producer is a testament to Kingdom-building.
He allows the Holy Spirit to use him in every aspect of the musical creative process and the results are fantastic, infused with a "crazy" anointing, full and fresh. He is seasoned and brings the right flavor to his work creating a delectable entree of fascinating rhythms, wonderful chord progressions and angelic string lines overlaying such a smooth foundation."
"Reginald Reid is the musical gift and partner that God gave me in 1992. He and I have maintained this relationship over the years since. He is not only my producer, songwriting buddy, and pianist, but he is a friend. A man who takes his ministry and gift to heart.
I love Reggie for what he brings to my ministry. He is definitely a foundational part of it and I pray he will continue to bless me with his gift and friendship until we have finished our God-anointed purpose."
"Reggie has been a blessing to me, because with all of his experience and talent, he still has chosen to work with me. I'm very new to the music world and it can be a frightening place, but he takes the time to educate me and be a big protective brother in all of this. He has shaped me as an artist and at the same time has allowed me to find my voice.
He has amazing musical talent, but seeks to tastefully display the gift God has given to him. He is faithful and a man of integrity when it comes to the business of music."