Freddie Hubbard is jazz royalty. One of the greatest trumpeters in the music’s history, the Indianapolis native came out of the Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan tradition to hone his own fiery and widely influential style. After rising to prominence as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (alongside Wayne Shorter and Curtis Fuller), Hubbard became a leader in his own right, producing a string of classic albums for Blue Note, Impulse, and, especially, CTI. As a composer, he’s contributed several standards (notably “Red Clay” and “First Light”) to the jazz repertoire. Help celebrate Freddie Hubbard’s 70th birthday as the trumpet legend comes to Yoshi’s with an all-star band comprised of friends and alumni, including Craig Handy, David Weiss, Dwayne Burno, James Spaulding, George Cables, and special guest Bobby Hutcherson.
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Added by in2jazz on March 29, 2008