Juan Lee Reed a.k.a. J.Reed- is a superb trumpeter whose talent spans two and half decades. His home base is currently in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, He was a self taught trumpeter at the age of thirteen. Among his music teachers is the international renowned Hugh Ragin. His formal music education has taken him from Metro State College to the University of Colorado Denver in the C.A.M. (College of Arts and Media) music program. J.Reed started out as a vocalist before choosing the trumpet as his primary passion. Currently J. Reed plays for the UCD Latin Jazz Ensemble called, “VOZ DE LA CLAVE”, under the direction of Pete Ellingson.