Mike Olmos plays Freddie Hubbard
A familiar face in the local jazz scene, Mike Olmos has been one of the most in demand trumpeters since his arrival in the San Francisco Bay Area. By far the most active sideman for the Hotplate series, August is the month he steps out into the limelight to close out the summer with a Freddie Hubbard tribute that is bound to bring the “bop” back to the Bay.
About Freddie Hubbard
In the pantheon of jazz trumpeters, Freddie Hubbard stands as one of the boldest and most inventive artists of the bop, hard-bop and post-bop eras. Although influenced by titans like Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, Hubbard ultimately forged his own unique sound – a careful balance of bravado and subtlety that fueled more than fifty solo recordings and countless collaborations with some of the most prominent jazz artists of his era. Shortly after his death at the end of 2008, DownBeat called him “the most powerful and prolific trumpeter in jazz.” Embedded in his massive body of recorded work is a legacy that will continue influence trumpeters and other jazz artists for generations to come.
Mike Olmos trumpet
Evan Francis saxophones & flute
Joel Behrman trombone
Matt Clark piano & keys
Haggai Cohen Milo bass
Jeff Marrs drums