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Van Hughes, trombone

Van Hughes, tromboneAfter being discharged from the 6th Army Band at the Presido, San Francisco, CA., in 1954, Van Hughes joined the Rudy Salvini Big Band and recorded with that band. He has toured with the Woody Herman Band, played with the Louie Bellson Band (featuring Tony Bennett), and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band. He has played with bands backing Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Issac Hayes, and many more. He recorded with Duke Ellington at Grace Cathedral. Van now resides in the Bay Area and is now a freelance musician and private trombone teacher.

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