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From concerts, recordings and military service in Seoul, Korea to jazz festivals as a Jazz Ambassador; conducting orchestras across the United States as a musical director to recording and producing records as a pianist and leader of his own group; Fred Hughes has had a long and varied musical journey. Fred began studying keyboards and low brass at the age of 8 and by age 12 was a member of Local 294 of the American Federation of Musicians in his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He performed alongside his father in the New Holland and Bainbridge Bands on tuba and in his dad’s jazz group on organ

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Jazz Alive Swings Into 2021 With A New Season Of Jazz Tales

Jazz Alive Swings Into 2021 With A New Season Of Jazz Tales

Jazz Alive, a Talbot County, Maryland based 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to the continuation and preservation of America’s indigenous art form, announces the lineup for a new season of their popular live YouTube show, Jazz Tales. Presented in an intimate setting that spotlights each musician's unique musical and personal tale, the show is hosted by Jazz ...

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Jazz Alive Announces Lineup for Jazz Tales, Season 2

Jazz Alive Announces Lineup for Jazz Tales, Season 2

After a successful Session #1 which included bassists Paul Langosch, Michael Bowie, Herman Burney, and Tommy Cecil, Jazz Alive is pleased to announce the lineup for the next session of Jazz Tales. “We are excited to present each of these artist’s unique stories and tales from their years in the business,” said Fred Hughes, Founder and ...

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Article: Album Review

3Divas: 3Divas

Read "3Divas" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Sherrie Maricle is the leader and drummer for The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY, and The DIVA Jazz Trio, co-leader of the 3Divas, percussionist with The New York Pops, and a published composer/arranger. The other 2Ds of the 3Divas are pianist Jackie Warren and bassist Amy Shook. Warren is known for her abilities in jazz, Latin ...

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Matrix

Label: ShoreThing Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: I Got Rhythm; Now He Sings, Now He Sobs; Room 608; B Minor Waltz; In Your Own Sweet Way; Sicily; Dolphin Dance; Two Part Invention, No. 4; Andante Cantabile; Matrix; Waltse for Dave; Watermelon Man; Samba Song; We Will Meet Again

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Love Letters

Label: ShoreThing Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Beautiful Friendship; If You Love Me; How It Could Be; Isn't It Romantic; Once I Loved; Love Letters; The Shadow of Your Smile; A Time For Love - Try To Remember; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing - Sweet Begonia; What Is This Think Called Love; Isn't It A Pity

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I'll Be Home For Christmas

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Winter Wonderland; O Christmas Tree; Silver Bells; Let It Snow; Silent Night; White Christmas; Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town; The Christmas Song; Jingle Bells; I’ll Be Home For Christmas; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

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Fred Hughes Trio: I'll Be Home For Christmas

Read "I'll Be Home For Christmas" reviewed by Geannine Reid


What would Christmas be without that familiar holiday sound scape of songs of yesterday? Well thankfully we will not have to find out, because jazz pianist Fred Hughes has released I'll Be Home for Christmas which is a set of 11 memorable classics that never grow old and will be a great addition to the holiday ...

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Article: Live Review

Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination

Read "Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination" reviewed by Paula Phillips


Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz Oxygen for the Ears is a 2012 award-winning documentary film depicting the vibrancy of the jazz scene in the nation's capital. Made in three years by German-born astrophysicist Stefan Immler, the 94-minute documentary shows the city's key role in the past, present and future of jazz and is gaining attention ...

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In The Mist

Label: ShoreThing Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: The Morning Calm; In The Mist; Out of the Blue; Song for T.H.; The Day After; The Rainman; I Don't Know; Bill Michel, Tokyo Subway


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