The Bootsie Barnes Jazz Series featuring Jazz Musician Sam Reed

Sam Reed, a tenor saxophonist based in Philadelphia, performed with Bootsie Barnes. Working at the Uptown Theatre in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Reed added jazz and rhythm & blues shows to what was at the time R&B, blues and rock and roll venue. Reed was also musical director for Teddy Pendergrass, and in the early 1970s, he was the “horn contractor” for Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records.

This program will be presented via Zoom Webinar. On the day of the program, use this link to join: 

All programs are free and open to all, and registration is encouraged. 

Contact Leslie Willis-Lowry at with questions.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration is required. There are 98 seats available.