Jeff Huddleston - Reeds Arranger Composer Contractor
Bio
Jeff Huddleston has performed with Kirk Whalum, Joyce Cobb, The Temptations, The Four Tops,The Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Toured Italy with the Memphis Rhythm and Blues "All-Stars,"       The Memphis Jazz Orchestra, The New Memphis Hepcats, Bobby Rush, Free World, Chick Rogers, The Delta Nomads, and many local talents.  Jeff also arranged the horn parts  on Free World’s self titled CD “Free World”, The Voices of Hope CD, Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church CD ,  Colonial Hills Church "One For One" CD, The National Baptist Convention (horn arrangements and performed for the opening musical -2009).  Jeff has also made many studio appearances on jingles and other projects and wrote a commissioned studio orchestra arrangement of "Over the Rainbow" for the 2010 National Civil Rights Musem "Freedom Awards". 

Jeff founded Blue Bossa, a jazz combo which spans the parameters of the jazz idiom from straight ahead standards to bebop; from fusion to jazz blues; from popular covers to spicy originals, this group thoroughly explores the jazz style.  Blue Bossa has backed such Memphis notables as Joyce Cobb, Melinda Rogers, Kelly Hurt, and Herman Green.  Some popular Memphis night spots where the band has made its mark are Alfred’s, Club Royal, Sweet Georgia Brown’s, The Gayhawk, The Peabody, Taylor’s Riverfront, River Terrace Yacht Club, and Cafe Soul, not to mention many private functions all over the area.

Discography:

Jeff Huddleston &Blue Bossa
"Cool Drink"

The Jazz Orchestra of the Delta
"Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter"

FreeWorld
"FreeWorld"

The University of Memphis Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
"Voices"

Memphis (in the Meantime)

Howard Robinson
"Old School"

Yamagata
"Eveland"

New Hope Baptist Church "Voices of Hope"
"Give Him Praise"

Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church
"Not to Us"

Colonial Hills Church
"One for One"


Jamaican Holiday
"Cool Drink"
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