What is the jazz piano trio of today?
During the past decade, we have been trying to come up with our own voice to this classic combination of instruments. In Pure Imagination we are sharing our ideas of mainstream jazz traditions with some interesting and different arrangements.
We hope you agree and will include our project with your piano jazz collections.
About Bob McHugh
Bob McHugh has been playing jazz clubs,festivals,halls,private parties, and restaurants in the NY metro area for over forty years. Be it solo,duo,trio or big band Bob has done it. His styles include, but are not limited to jazz,rock,and fusion. Bob has recorded three albums for Outstanding Records,and has also recorded on Alliance, Perception and Lunge Music. Some of the people he has recorded with are Ray Mantilla, Rich Austin, Raul Paonessa, Ron Naspo, Earl Sauls, Kevin McCarthy, Vinnie Cutro, Tony Signa, Tommy La Bella, Jackie Jones, MNB, Medoosa, David Humm Trio, and Jon Kline, Johnny Guitar & The Pick Ups and has worked with Joe Morello, Bill Crow, Andrew Cyrille, Lisle Atkinson, Eliot Zigmond, Lou Grassi, Bob DeVos, Vince Mazzilli and Max Weinberg and many more.
Bob has been a commissioned composer for the NJMTA, The National Federation of Music Clubs, The New Your State School Music Association and has piano pieces published by Manduca Music Publications and The Voice of the Rockies and was the house pianist at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, N.J.from 1993 till 2006. He has been voted favorite artist on SkyJazz.com, Anima Jazz in Italy and has been a guest on Around New York on WNYC, Mozart To Motorhead, Anything Goes with Lise Avery on WFDU, afternoon jazz with Dr. Ken Rabac on WUCF, and a showcase artist on allaboutjazz.com and can be heard on internet and PBS stations such as jazz excursion.com. His bio is published in Marquis Who's Who in America, and he has received an ASCAP award every year since 1989. In 2007 Bob was featured in ASCAP jazz podcast #4, and been working with The Music Kitchen in Calf. and had one of his compositions used in a Sprint radio spot in Asia.