Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Maurice (Reese) began banging on various objects around the house, as early as he can remember.
Now a professional drummer and producer with over 29 years experience, Reese has had the good fortune of playing some of the finest venues in the world, such as Lincoln Center and The Apollo Theater, performing in front of Roberta Flack and Bill and Hillary Clinton. He's also recorded and toured through out Italy with Jazz singer Amalia Gre’ for EMI records.
For the past thirteen years, Reese has been facilitating his rhythm workshop entitled “Journey Through Rhythm”. His workshops are conducted for children and adults of all ages, terminally ill hospital patients, and people with various clinical disorders or special needs.
Reese also conducts private home clinics, teaching students the fundamentals of drum-set, as well as other forms of rhythmic self expression.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Reese has a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and video production, having written, directed and acted in numerous independent film projects.
A renaissance man at heart, Reese remains constantly involved in various community arts based activities, devoted to expanding himself as an artist, facilitator and person.