Todd Reid has been active as a jazz musician since childhood, sitting in with jazz groups beginning at age nine. After graduating from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with both a Bachelor of Music in Jazz & Studio Music (1983) and a Masters of Music in Percussion (1986), Todd moved to New York City, where he worked with such jazz artists as Gerry Mulligan, Dr. Billy Taylor, Jim McNeely, “Big Nick” Nicholas, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Richmond, vocalist Marlene VerPlank and numerous others.
In 1992, Todd moved to Denver, CO and settled into the jazz scene, working in the house band at El Chapultepec and has appeared & recorded with such jazz artists as Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison, David Liebman, Bob Dorough, Eddie Daniels, David “Fathead” Newman, Richie Cole, Lew Tabackin, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson, Eddie Harris, Nick Brignola, Rickey Woodard, Teddy Edwards, Red Holloway, Bobby Shew, Carl Saunders, Javon Jackson, Roberta Gambarini, Darius Rucker, and a host of others.
As a Senior Instructor in the University of Colorado Denver’s Music & Entertainment Industry Studies department, Todd teaches drumset, Electronic Digital Instruments and upper-level music history classes in Electronic Music and Jazz, as well as coaching the CU Denver Mobile Device Ensemble. He also is very active on the Colorado jazz scene and is in demand as a clinician/performer in the U.S. and Europe.