Pharez Whitted '82 to Lead Chicago Tribute to Jazz Great Freddie Hubbard

Pharez Whitted '82 to Lead Chicago Tribute to Jazz Great Freddie Hubbard

January 28, 2009

Pharez Whitted Live.jpgJanuary 28, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Trumpeter Pharez Whitted will lead a quintet in tribute to his trumpet hero Freddie Hubbard" in a free concert in Chicago on February 6, notes an announcement. Presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the program will begin at 7 p.m. at Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake Street. Hubbard passed away December 29, 2008.

Whitted, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, will be joined by Eddie Bayard on tenor sax, Ron Perillo on piano, Dennis Carroll on bass and Greg Artry on drums.

"Since 1982, jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer Pharez Whitted has performed throughout the United States and overseas, including gigs at the 1988 Presidential Inauguration, the Arsenio Hall Show, the Billboard Music Awards, Carnegie Hall, and the Motown Music Showcase. Whitted has performed with such notable jazz giants and popular musicians as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton, John Mellencamp, The Temptations, Roy Meriwether, The O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Ramsey Lewis, and former Tonight Show bassist and classmate Bob Hurst ... Whitted studied music at DePauw University and went on to earn a master's Pharez Whitted CD.jpgdegree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is currently the director of jazz studies at Chicago State University and as of 2009, continues to play locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, often with Bobby Broom, Ron Perrillo, and Eddie Bayard. Whitted is currently working on his third album, due for release sometime in 2009."

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Learn more about Pharez Whitted in this previous story.