Freddie Hendrix—combining elements of Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and Clifford Brown—has emerged as one of the music’s most exciting young trumpet players. Time Out New York describes him as a “suave young post-bop trumpeter” while The New York Times adds that he’s “a hard-bop trumpeter with a strong tone and an alert style.” A versatile musician, he’s toured with Harlem’s Alicia Keys and backed Stevie Wonder; he’s worked in bands combing jazz, blues, classical and klezmer, and simply performed at church. Although Freddie is a first-call section player in some of the top large ensembles of the day like the Count Basie Orchestra, the Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Christian McBride Big Band, The New York City Jazz Record states that “Hendrix proves to be a revelation in the small (group) setting” and he’s assembled a promising quintet to highlight that facet of his playing.
August 8 and 9, at 7, 9, and 10:30 pm
Freddie Hendrix, trumpet, Abraham Burton, tenor saxophone, Brandon McCune, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass and EJ Strickland, drums