It takes expert crowd scanning to play appropriate cocktail and dining enhancement.
Is that guy tapping his foot? Does that woman recognize this standard? Did that guy just come up and say, 'dudes, i can't believe you guys are playing Floyd!'  It's all about creating the right vibe. But most importantly, it's about not playing too loud.



Dred is available as a soloist or with his trio. Browse the above tracks to hear examples:

Track 1 - Poinseana

Track 2 - The Joker

Track 3 - I'm in the Mood for Love

Track 4 - I've Got You Under My Skin

As a multi-instrumentalist, Dred plays drums, percussion & piano in bands featuring NYC's best vocalists. Browse and book through

WATCH AVALON - featuring Hillary Gardner

WATCH FOUR LEAF CLOVER - featuring Sasha Dobson

WATCH DESIFINADO - featuring Sara Serpa



cole porter, ellington/strayhorn, rodgers/hart, gershwin, jerome kern, hoagy carmichael,
irving berlin, harold arlen, ray noble, jimmy vanheusen, johnny mercer, vernon duke...

miles, trane, mingus, monk, herbie hancock, bud powell, lennie tristano, brubeck, chick corea, pat metheny, bird...


rock, motown, funk, country, bossa nova, salsa, tango, cha-cha, irish, jewish, ju-ju, highlife...

bach, mozart, beethoven, chopin, debussy, joplin, stravinsky...


amfar/2008-12 "cinema against aids" cannes film festival gala fundraiser

2008 & 2009 palisades picturesindependent cinema parties, hotel du cap - antibes, france

general electric ceo jack welch retirement party

mark morris dance company 25th anniversary gala

mit/lemelson awards ceremony 2002-2006

kennedy library, boston

museum of science and natural history - nyc, d.c. and portland, or.

moma - sf, nyc and chicago

four seasons  palace hotel  w hotel  waldorf-astoria  the plaza  hyatt hotel

pfizer  windows on the world   the belle haven club  the pga  the metropolitan museum of art  

moma   the rainbow room  the lpga  tavern on the green  bayer   google   the royal bank of scotland  

louis vuitton   johnson and johnson  hsbc   gq   blue cross/blue shield   master card