Jeff Reilly is a bass clarinetist, composer, improviser & music producer.

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Jeff Reilly is an undisputed master of the Bass Clarinet who has gone to the end to explore its sonic universe.”

- Halifax Chronicle Herald

Jeff Reilly plays bass clarinet with the precision of gesture and clarity of focus that blurs any simple distinctions between improvisation and composition, and does so with a musicality and sensitivity that reminds us that such distinctions are moot.

Jeff’s focus is to develop a wide range of collaborative projects that exploit the full range of possibilities of this unique and powerful instrument.   Read more →

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Responsio: 1,000 years of music

Here is a beautiful little promo video about Responsio, a new work for bass clarinet and vocal quartet by Peter-Anthony Togni.  It’s based on the 14th century masterpiece the “Messe de Nostre Dame” by Guillaume de Machaut. This stunning piece will be released on ATMA records in 2015 and toured internationally.

Posted in Responsio news, Uncategorized on Mar 05, 2015

Blackwood

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Blackwood is the new duo of Peter-Anthony Togni on both piano and pipe organ and Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet. Together these two musical soul-searchers have toured the world with the trio Sanctuary, released concertos for bass clarinet and choir on the German label ECM, as well as creating string orchestra concertos and full length works for solo bass clarinet and vocal quartet. In Blackwood, the two of them explore the full range of their musical experience, from modality to modernism, in a sound that that is beautiful, mysterious and totally engaging.   For more videos and info on Blackwood go here.

Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 17, 2015

Responsio wins NS Masterworks award

RESPONSIO by Peter-Anthony Togni wins the $25,000.00 2014 Masterwork Award.

Congratulations to Peter for this incredible acknowledgement of what is truly an extensive and beautiful masterwork combining the ancient and the new. Responsio is a  contemporary response to Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame and it features:

Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
Suzie Leblanc – soprano
Andrea Ludwig – mezzo soprano
Charles Daniels – tenor
John Potter – tenor

Responsio will be released in the fall of 2015.

For more info, and to watch and listen to Responsio go here. 

Posted in Responsio news, Uncategorized on Nov 21, 2014

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