Hugh Ash, Trumpet
Born in New York, trumpeter Hugh Ash has been studying music since the age of 10. He received his bachelor’s degree in Classical Music and Anthropology from Ithaca College and studied Jazz/Commercial music at The State University of New York at Purchase College. Hugh has studied with such notable trumpet players as Ray Vega, Jon Faddis, Graham Ashton, Vince Penzarella, Kim Dunnick and Vince DiMartino. After performing around the world with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Hugh has returned to New York to work as a freelance trumpeter. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he performs in a wide variety of genres and settings in and around New York City. A founding member of the New York Metropolitan Brass Quintet, he has also played with the bands CocoRosie, Dub is a Weapon, and Willpilot among others, accompanied Brazilian poet/playwright Guil Parreiras in his Pensamentos Poéticos project, and performed for the Art in Odd Places Festival.