Copyright Fred Hughes 2016
Originating in the jazz clubs of Washington, DC, the Fred Hughes Trio has been performing, recording and presenting clinics and workshops since 1989 and brings over four decades of musical experience to the stage. With Fred Hughes on piano, the group has included bassists Tom Williams, Steve Zerlin, Max Murray, Jeff Lopez, Keith Mohler and Amy Shook. Drummers have included Keith Killgo, Keith MacMichael, Jay Williams, Eric Valentine and Frank Russo.
A sampling of the groups performing credentials includes the Elkhart, Rehoboth, Cape May, East Coast, Clifford Brown and Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festivals, the 1996 Summer Olympics and tours to the Republic of Korea in 2001 and 2002.
The Trio has shared the stage with such artists as Claudio Roditi, Jon Fedchock, Warren Vache and Larry Coryell and the groups recordings include Out Of The Blue (1996), Live! (1998), No Turning Back (2001), New Day Dawning (2006), In The Mist (2012), Love Letters (2015) and I'll Be Home For Christmas (2015) as well as the DVD, In Concert (2002), released in the Republic of Korea.
The Fred Hughes Trio
Recording session for Love Letters with piano maker Warren Shadd seated at the piano.
November 5, 2014 - Photo Courtesy of Medford Canby
Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe
February 15, 2015
Avalon Theatre, Easton, MD
"Filled with swinging solidarity, and the reimagined works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Fred Hughes trio delivers a stunning formula that will leave you humming the tunes long after the disc is done playing. Solid chemistry between the players, engages the listener to a deeper experience. Not just the standard fare, but a matrix of solid performances and fluidity of ideas." Grady Harp, Amazon.com review of Matrix
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