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Tobias Hughes

I play alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. I am constantly searching for new ways to play free.* Born in Ottawa and raised in Toronto. Studied clarinet and saxophone at Northern Secondary School

Current Employment:

The Don Valley Stompers

Frankie Foo and The Yoyo Smugglers

The Vic Lawrence Seven

Bertie and The Gents

The York Jazz Ensemble

The Magnolia Brass Band

Performed with:

Loaded Dice (Dixiland Swing) 1986 Toronto, ON

Five Guys Named Moe (Dixiland Swing) 1987 Toronto, ON

Medusa's Raft (Alternative Rock) 1988-1993 Ottawa ON-Vancouver, BC

BUNCO and The Single Malt Quartet (Contemporary Jazz) 1993-1999 Vancouver, BC

The Happy Pals (Traditional New Orleans Jazz and Beyond) 2003-2012?

*Not for free.


”...altoist Toby Hughes not only plays a storming saxophone he also contributes some great Rock 'n' Roll style vocals.” —Peter Ley, Just Jazz Magazine

“...un excellent saxophoniste qui s’inspire librement du style de Captain John Handy, et qui swingue de belle façon.” —Jazz Clasique Magazine

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced



Moonlight Bay

New Orleans North



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