The Hughes/Smith Quintet

The HSQ is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music. Spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & Trumpeter Jimmy Smith.

The Woodward Horns

The Woodward Horns is a Detroit based horn section.

Will Sessions

Will Sessions is a Heavy Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Fusion band from Detroit that I recently started playing with.

Melvin Davis

Detroit's Soul Ambassador Melvin Davis is among the most talented, dynamic and prolific artists in the history of Motor City music. I play, write horn charts and arrange for this band.

The Stewart Francke Band

Great Detroit singer/songwriter that I play with. I also write & arrange horns for this group.

The Lotus Jam

The Lotus Jam is a weekly jam session (every Wednesday) hosted by Jimmy Smith & James Hughes at The Black Lotus Brewing Co.

Each week we feature music of a different composer or music from a different record. Each week we also feature a different rhythm section.

Second set is a open jazz jam