Tuesdays on the Tube: Freddie Hubbard

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, here is a tip of the hat to one of the great jazz trumpet players. Freddie Hubbard, who would have been 79 on April 7th, was an influencer on the bebop style of jazz during the 1960s until his death in 2008.

This clip features Freddie playing with the Late Nite with Dave Letterman Band in 1984 performing “First Light” from his album Sweet Return.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.