Hughes Smith Quintet

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The Hughes Smith Quintet
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Background Information

Origin

Detroit

Genre

Jazz, Modern Be Bop

Years Active

2012 - Present

Label

M1 Records

Members

Jimmy Smith - trumpet
James Hughes - saxophones
Phil Kelly - piano
Takashi Iio - bass
Nate Winn - drums

Website

hughessmithquintet.com

About

The Hughes Smith Quintet is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music in a modern jazz setting with a Detroit edge. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith and features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. The quintet formed in the autumn of 2012 with the purpose of promoting their brand of Detroit be-bop. Fresh tunes, tight ensemble work, intriguing solos and music that swings are among the groups trademarks.

Jimmy and James have been freelancing for over 20 years, always the sidemen never the leaders. They were running unique, but parallel paths in the music business and found themselves on the same gigs in the fall of 2012. Both wanted to record their original tunes and share their music, when it dawned on them...collaborate resulting in The Hughes Smith Quintet.

You can find them playing regularly at the Black Lotus Brewing Co. Jimmy and James also host a Wednesday open Jam their.


Discography

CD's/Digital downloads:

Singles:

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen(2016) iTunes



Videos

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