Jeff has performed in solo roles with the Elmer Iseler Singers, Symphony Nova Scotia, I Musici de Montreal, jazz drummer Jerry Granelli, British bassist/composer Barry Guy, the Paul Cram orchestra, the Upstream orchestra, saxophonist David Mott, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Orchestra, mezzo soprano Andrea Ludwig, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and in various other groups across Canada, the United States and in the U.K. His trio Sanctuary (with organist Peter Togni, and cellist Christoph Both) has received international praise for its transcendental performances of an entirely unique form of contemporary music.
Recent performances of his compositions include “Meditations on Innocence” with the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Orchestra, “Chiaroscuro” for Symphony Nova Scotia, and “Internal Combustion” with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and Mark Duggan, soloist.
He has recorded with Warner Classics and his first CD with ECM records as a soloist with the Elmer Iseler singers was released internationally in the spring of 2010. His next two major projects, an independent release with the trio SANCTUARY, and an international release of a new work for 4 voices and solo bass clarinet called RESPONSIO, are scheduled for release in 2015.
As a CBC producer he has produced over 6,000 hours of radio programming, including 4 multi-episode documentaries on issues in contemporary music for the program IDEAS, he has also produced over 300 concert recordings of classical, jazz, world and contemporary music, over 70 studio sessions and 20 CD’s of Canadian Jazz and Classical music, including releases on CBC records, Tafelmusik Media (Messiah, 2012) Warner Classics UK, Centrediscs and NAXOS.
Jeff Reilly currently heads up the performance department of the CBC in Halifax, developing a wide range of projects for multi-platform use.
“Jeff Reilly is an undisputed master of the Bass Clarinet who
has gone to the end to explore its sonic universe.”
– Halifax Chronicle Herald