Freddie Hendrix (NI)

Over the past two decades, The 3-time grammy winning, dynamic jazz trumpeter Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in jazz and beyond. Also an accomplished composer and educator, The Teaneck, NJ native’s skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that include 3 Dizzy Gillespie Ensembles, the Christian McBride Big Band, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Billy Harper Quintet, The Baylor Project, 2 Elio Villafranca Projects, Fred Wesley and the JB’s, the late great Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys amongst countless others. Freddie Hendrix is a graduate of the esteemed Jazz programs at William Paterson University and New Jersey City University. Obtaining both bachelors and Masters Degrees in Jazz Studies and Performance, Hendrix also shares his knowledge and passion for music as an educator. Currently he serves on occasion as a guest Artist/clinician for Melissa Walker’s Jazz House Kids Jazz Program in Montclair, NJ and Substitute Ensemble Instructor at William Paterson University. Former professorship positions have been served on the faculty for the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, CT, The New School in NYC, Princeton University, and Hanzehoge School Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, The Netherlands. Freddie Hendrix’s expertise as a performer extends over 50 countries. He has a discography of over 100 recordings as a sideman, 2 live performances for former President Barack Obama at The White House in Washington, DC, and is well documented on multiple televised productions for the PBS, ABC, and CBS Television corporations. Whether leading his own groups, or lending his talents as a lead or section player in much larger ensembles, Freddie Hendrix continues to flourish as one of the most exciting trumpet voices on the music scene.