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 three 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), I'll Be Home For Christmas (2015) and Matrix (2016) as well as the DVD, In Concert (2002), released in the Republic of Korea.


The current trio includes Amy Shook on bass and Frank Russo on drums.

I'll Be Home For Christmas Tour 2017

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts

December 2, 2017 - Photo Courtesy of Steve Jeremia

Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA

December 2016

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe

February 15, 2015

Avalon Theatre, Easton, MD

March 2014

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Photo Credits:  Michael G Stewart

Copyright Fred Hughes 2019