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 due to be released early 2018.