New Day Dawning
About the Artist ... An outlet for the original compositions of Fred Hughes and Tom Williams, the Fred Hughes Band features Fred Hughes on piano, Tom Williams on bass, Frank Russo on drums, Dave Cosby on guitar and Grammy nominated vocalist Juanita Williams. Bringing over 50 years combined experience to the stage, the members of the Fred Hughes Band have performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemann, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Diane Schurr, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Al Cohn and James Moody. They have performed and presented workshops at most of the major colleges and universities in the United States, have performed at such prestigious festivals as the Montreux, North Sea, Nice and Newport Jazz Festivals and conducted and performed with orchestras across the United States to include the Cincinnati Pops, the Baltimore Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Washington and Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestras. The groups sound is a mixture of contemporary jazz, Latin and world beats. Debuting in April of 2004, the band's debut recording is titled, New Day Dawning. Album Description ... New Day Dawning is the debut recording by the Fred Hughes Band featuring Tom Williams on bass, Frank Russo on drums, Dave Cosby on guitar and vocalist Juanita Williams. Featuring eight originals by Fred Hughes and Tom Williams plus four tunes performed by Grammy nominated vocalist Juanita Williams, this recording is a mix of contemporary jazz and R & B. Included are Juanita's versions of Bridge Over Troubled Water, And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going and a new 'smooth' version of the always requested Until You Come Back To Me. Favorites from the band's repertoire include Rockin' In Rhythm, New Day Dawning, Samba de Mayo plus the often requested Theme from M*A*S*H. Be sure to get your copy of this long-awaited recording!