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Freddie Hendrix

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Freddie Hendrix, originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, has worked his way steadily during the last couple of decades to achieve his current position within the top echelon of first-call musicians whether it be as a jazz soloist, lead trumpeter or section player within a big band. His latter skill is borne out by his repeat employment with the archetypal ‘swing machine’, the Count Basie Orchestra which he re-joined in 2010 having left at the end of 2007 to work with pop star and actress Alicia Keys for her 2008 'As I Am’ world tour, performing 105 shows in over 30 countries. His versatility is evidenced by working with the best in the business as a member of the 'ChopHorns' horn section along with Ray Chew and the Crew at the BET Honors in Washington, DC from 2009-2013. On this annual BET Honors show, this house band has backed up celebrities consisting of the legendary Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, etc.. The list is endless. Recent performances consist of The Jimmy Fallon Tonight show with Steve Wonder and the Jimmy Fallon House Band for Jimmy's Birthday in September of 2014. Again with Aretha Franklin at Radio City Hall 2014 and most recently for her Birthday in March 2015. Freddie's also performed for two presidents as well! Once at the White House for President Obama and his “Red, White, and Blues” PBS special in February 2012, and for former President Bill Clinton in May 2014 at Ginny's Supperclub, NYC

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