Bassist Luther Hughes has played bass with some of the biggest names in jazz in a career spanning over 40 years. He has performed or recorded with jazz legends such as Gene Harris, Mundell Lowe, Joe Henderson, Carmen MacRae, Willie Bobo, Horace Silver, Harold Land, Don Ellis, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Hampton Hawes, Ronnell Bright, Herb Geller, Mal Waldron, Diana Krall, Michael Feinstein and many more.
Luther received his training at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music and Long Beach City College, earning his bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach. His teachers included Alex Cirin, Thomas Martin, Nat Gangursky, Eileen Strang and Sue Raney.
Luther is involved in the music business in a number of ways:
As a Band Leader, he currently leads The Cannonball-Coltrane Project, as well as Luther Hughes and Friends: Remembering The Nat King Cole Trio and H.E.R.K. (Hughes, Eschete, Ranier, Kreibich).
As a record producer and music publisher, Luther heads up Primrose Lane Music, which he founded in 2004.
As an educator, Luther currently teaches at Cal State University in Fullerton Ca. and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo Ca. He has taught at Cal State University Long Beach Ca. , Goldenwest College in Huntington Beach Ca. , the Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca., Rio Hondo College in Whittier Ca. and formerly served as the Southern California Regional Director for Bruce Forman's JazzMasters Workshop.
Having recorded and performed on stage, and for film and television scores, Luther has appeared as a band member on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Boston Legal.