Dieter Reith


Dieter Reith (February 25, 1938 - April 1, 2020) was a German jazz pianist, organist, arranger, and composer. Born in Mainz, Germany, he embarked on his musical journey at an early age, commencing piano lessons in 1945. His dedication to music led him to the jazz scene, where he made a notable impact. After completing his education, which included studies in musicology and experimental physics, he joined the SWF Big Band in 1961, becoming its pianist until 1971. Reith's talent and versatility also led him to serve as the organist for Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass from 1970 to 1976.

In 1973, Dieter Reith relocated to Stuttgart, where he played a pivotal role in directing the SWR Big Band and the SWR Radio Orchestra for various productions. He was not only a prolific musician but also an accomplished arranger, contributing his skills to numerous TV projects, radio productions, and recording sessions. One of his notable achievements was his work on the television show "Verstehen Sie Spaß?" where he conducted the accompanying SWR Big Band from 1980 to 2002.

Throughout his career, Reith collaborated with a distinguished array of jazz luminaries, including Stan Getz, Jean-Luc Ponty, Art Farmer, Frank Rosolino, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Kenny Clarke, Philip Catherine, Benny Bailey, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Toots Thielemans, and Herb Geller. Dieter Reith's contributions to jazz and music continue to be celebrated, and he left an enduring legacy in the world of music. He passed away on April 1, 2020, in Stuttgart, Germany, but his musical influence lives on. , Wikipedia , Imdb
Aliases:"Hot Fingers" Jackson, Nicky Rider, Rider (8), Rosh Dico
In Groups:"Hot Fingers" Jackson And His Soul Organ-Isation, Certain Lions & Tigers, Das Toni Stricker Star Ensemble, DIETER REITH COMBO, Dieter Reith Jazz Quintet, Dieter Reith Quintett, Dieter Reith Trio, Dieter Reith-Quartett, Dieter Reith-Sextett, Horst Jankowski Quartett, Hubert Deuringer-Dieter Reith-Combo, Joe Dexter & Sein Orchester, Knut Kiesewetter Train, Kurt Edelhagen Big Band, Michael Honney-Orchestra, Orchester Dieter Reith, Orchester Kurt Edelhagen, Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass, Südwestfunk Tanzorchester, SWR Big Band
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