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We have lost our alcohol license, so do not expect alcohol on this last evening performance. 

Sorry about that!

Saturday, June 30th --

For our LAST night of the 2 1/2 year series -- 

We were very honored to present

the revered 

Trumpet/Flugelhorn Arranger/composer

for our LAST SATURDAY in this series!

Steve Huffsteter

and his NEW Latin Jazz Project

Trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, arranger. 
Featuring:  Brad Dutz vibes, Mark Massey piano, Adam Cohen bass,

Couger Estrada drums,

Scott Whitfield trombone, Doug Webb sax

Born in Michigan, raised in Arizona from age 10, Steve Huffsteter started playing trumpet at 8 and started playing professionally while still in high school. He attended Arizona State at Tempe and worked in the Phoenix area until he moved to Los Angeles in 1959. Starting in 1960 with Stan Kenton, Huffsteter has worked with most of the name big bands on the West Coast, including Sy Zentner, Les Brown, Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Billy Berry, Benny Carter, Bill Watrous, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers,

Clare Fisher, Bob Florence, Gordon Brisker, Matt Cattingub and Tom Talbert.


In addition, Steve has worked and recorded with many smaller bands such as Shorty Rogers, Supersax, Willie Bobo, Pete Cristlieb, Paulino Da Costa, Moacir Santos, Jim Morris' Brass Plus, Poncho Sanchez, the Dave Pell Octet, and since 1994, the Cecilia Coleman Quintet, with whom he has recorded two CDs.


Steve Huffsteter has backed many singers such as Tony Bennett, Nat "King" Cole, Mel Torme, 
Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Jones, Diane Schurr, Natalie Cole, Julie Kelly, Mike Campbell, Debbie Reynolds, Toni Tenille, Vicci Carr, Dean Martin and others. Steve has recorded more than 80 albums and CDs, including his own "Circles" with Pete Cristlieb,

Roger Kellaway, Monte Budwig and Joey Baron.

  • In Groups:

Bill Watrous Big BandCecilia Coleman QuintetGordon Brisker Big BandRoy Wiegand Jazz Orchestra,Stan Kenton Alumni Band

The Bob Florence Limited EditionThe George Stone Big BandThe Los Angeles Jazz OrchestraThe Matt Catingub Big Band

The Mike Barone Big BandThe Steve Huffsteter Big BandThe Tom Talbert Jazz OrchestraToshiko Akiyoshi Quartet

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandWillie Bobo & The Bo Gents

2 Sets:  



GREAT JAZZ!  HOPE YOU FIND MORE GREAT JAZZ through myself and others!

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