The Hughes Smith Quintet

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Jazz, Swing, Latin Jazz, Hard Bop Big band, Blues, Free Jazz More...


Detroit MI United States

Sounds Like

Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Cannoball Adderley Quintet

Digital Location


Member since: 03/21/2013 Year Founded: 2012


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James Hughes


Saxophonist/Composer 248-672-6492
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jimmy smith


Trumpeter, 646-283-1555
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Takashi Iio



  • Original material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 1
  • CDs sold: 100
  • Digital songs sold: 90
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 75
  • Largest crowd: 200
  • Have sound: Partial PA


The Hughes/Smith Quintet was formed by Saxophonist James Hughes and trumpeter Jimmy Smith in the fall of 2012 with the sole purpose of performing their original music. They approach modern jazz with classic Detroit be-bop roots. The quintet features intriguing arrangements, tightly knit horn lines, group interplay and a rhythm section that swings. Jimmy Smith-trumpet, James Hughes-saxophones, Phil Kelly-piano, Takashi Iio-bass and Nate Winn-drums. They celebrated their debut recording FROM HERE ON OUT in April 2013.

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