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Freddie Hendrix

Artist Teacher: Jazz Trumpet

Freddie Hendrix bio photoThe acclaimed trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, native of Teaneck, NJ, has travelled throughout the U.S. and abroad to perform in some of the worldʼs most prestigious clubs, festivals, and arenas. Whether as a soloist, lead trumpet, or section work, Mr. Hendrix, is as fierce as they come, does it all, and covers all the bases.

Recent endeavors has led Mr. Hendrix once again to rejoining the legendary Count Basie Orchestra in 2010. Upon Mr. Hendrix's departure from the band at the end of 2007 led him into joining the pop star/actress Alicia Keys and her 2008 "As I Am" world tour where they performed 100+ arena, festival, and theater shows in 30 countries. Mr. Hendrix first began working for Alicia Keys in 2005 as a member of her annual Blackball, ʻKeep A Child Aliveʼ foundation.

He can be seen on the Feb 2009 and 2010 BET Honors as a member of ChopsHorns horn section along with Ray Chew and the Crew; backing world-class artists such as Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Mary J. Blige, and numerous others. He also appeared live on PBS with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in March of 2009.

With both a Bachelor and Master degrees in music performance, as a sideman, he has performed most recently with the virtuoso bassist Stanley Clarke for his 60th birthday celebration at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC. And alto sensation Steve Wilson for his 50th birthday celebration at The Jazz Standard just earlier this year. Mr. Hendrix has also performed and/or recorded with such notable artists and ensembles as Aretha Franklin, Kathy Sledge, Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Christian McBride Big Band, Nicholas Paytonʼs TSO (Television Studio Orchestra), Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band, Vanguard Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Mike Longo Big Band, Rufus Reid Quintet/Nonet, Mulgrew Miller's Wingspan, Oliver Lake Organ Quartet, Organist Melvin Davis, T.S. Monk Sextet, Cecil Brooks III CB3 band, and the David Krakauer/Fred Wesley group Abraham Inc.

2011 released recordings are Rufus Reidʼs “Hues Of A Different Blue, Christian McBrideʼs “The Good Feeling”, and The Gerald Wilson Big Band "Legacy".
Other recordings of Mr. Hendrix as a sideman in 2010 are: David Krakauer/Fred Wesley's Abraham Inc. "Tweet, Tweet", Margie 'Gia' Notte "Shades", Oliver Lake Organ Quartet "Plan", Matthew Rybicki "Driven", and The NJCU Jazz Ensembles called "Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow".

Whether it's straight-ahead jazz, backing up R&B and Pop artists, or performing in church, Freddie Hendrix is high in demand amongst his contemporaries.