The Hughes/Smith Quintet is a modern jazz group led by Jimmy Smith (trumpet) and myself.  We play original music inspired by the great Detroit jazz tradition of be-bop mixed with a modern edge.  We can be heard throughout the Detroit area at clubs like Cliff Bells, Motor City Wine and every Wednesday at Black Lotus.  We have two albums for sale, our latest, EVER UP & ONWARD was chosen for AllMusic's "Favorite Jazz Albums" in 2015. Look for our new recording MOTION!

I play Tenor Sax and write arrangements for this funky 4-piece horn section.  The Woodawrd Horns consists of Jimmy Smith (trumpet), Matt Martinez (trombone), Bobby Streng (Bari Sax) and myself.  We have performed and recorded with many Detroit artists, such as Ben Sharkey, Bobby Murray's Tribute to Etta James, Melvin Davis, Tunde Olaniran, Nicole New, Sam Van Wagoner, Ron Otis, and The Rushmores. If you are looking to take your project to the next level, consider hiring The Woodward Horns!

The New Day Collective

We are a 7-piece jazz fusion band inspired by The Brecker Bros, Snarky Puppy, and The Jazz Crusaders. Each member of the band is a band leader elsewhere, as well as being in steady demand. This is our fun project where we play whatever we want to play.

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

A modern 17-piece big band that features the exceptional compositions and arrangements by Scott Gwinnell and other contemporary luminaries. This band is a collection of Detroit Jazz all-stars, definitely not one to miss!