Jeff Hughes and the Hot Six @ Meigs Room
When: Sun Aug 18th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Meigs Room | Swope Center | 250 MBL Street | Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Public Library will host cornet player Jeff Hughes and his “Hot Six” jazz ensemble at the MBL’s Meigs Room (Swope Building) for a Library fundraising concert. Jeff Hughes first came to the MBL as a post-doctoral researcher in 1996 and now teaches in the biology department at Wellesley College. By night and on weekends he and some of Boston area’s improvisers take to the stage, producing “lots of great tunes, sweet and hot, from the heart of the Jazz Decades.” Their preferred sound is the music of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the great era of jazz and American popular music.
Jeff Hughes (cornet) has been performing classic jazz and swing in and around the Boston area for several decades. With Jeff as leader, the Hot Six includes some of Boston area’s musicians specializing in jazz age tunes. Jeff is joined by Craig Ball on clarinet and tenor sax. Pianist Ross Petot is a performer of many American popular tune composers, most notably George Gershwin and Victor Young. Jimmy Mazzy, with his single-string style, has inspired international acclaim performing on banjo, and has also won honors as a vocalist. Al Bernard is one of the most in-demand tuba players in New England. Steve Taddeo grew up inspired by Gene Krupa, and his drumming has that same intensity, flair, and drive.
Tickets, costing $25, are available at the Library during regular hours, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the concert. Jeff’s group in previous years has packed Woods Hole’s Community Hall, and concertgoers are advised to buy their tickets in advance. Doors will open at 7 pm. For more information, call the Woods Hole Public Library at 508-548-8961.