Gaz Hughes Trio

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Gaz first came to wider public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew HalsallBand and featured heavily on the early recordings of the Gondwana label. A particularhighlight was recording the album “On The GO”, which won THE BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF THEYEAR-Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, 2012and was nominated Best Jazz Album MOBOAwards, 2011.As a sideman, Gaz has performed with many UK and international Jazz artists including:Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, MarkNightingale,Tony Kofi, Ian Shaw, Guy Barker, Liane Carroll, Matt Ford,Digby Fairweather,Tina May, Art Theman, Gilad Atzmon, Julian Stringle, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, JohnHallam, Ben Holder, Brian Dee, Dave Newton, Remi Harris,Tim Kliphuis, Dean Masser, NeilYates, Arun Ghosh, Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, Adam Fairhall, James Allsopp, Ivo Neame,Dean Stockdaleand Uno Prism.Gaz hasalso played with many Rock andPop artistsincludingPatti Boulaye, Suzi Quatro, RayQuinn (X Factor), Rick Guard (Platinum selling artist and musical writer), Kristyna Myles(Mobonominated artist).In 2019, Gaz was voted 5th Place–BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS, in 2020 Gaz released his firstalbum as a band leader“Plays Art Blakey”. It featured Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and DeanMasser andwas supported by a huge UK tour and extensive radio play.Andrzej Baranek andEd Harrison also went on to record as part of Gaz’s trio albums.In May 2022,Gazreleasedatrio album “Beboperation”.It was so well received thatthe triowent straight back in the studio to record a follow up album called“Beboptical Illusion”. Thelatest album marks a turning point for the trio as it features mostly original compositionsand isadirection thatthe triowill be focusing on from nowon.Beboptical Illusion will bereleasedon Feb 3rd2023 and supported by ahugeUK tourstarting later that month.Gaz is endorsed by the Canopus drum company