Veteran jazz-soul singer Jill Hughes debuted the material from her new upcoming album at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum on Friday, July 24, as part of the ongoing “Upbeat On The Roof” free summer concert series.
Bandleader Jon Working was at the piano, while tenor saxophonist Eric Walentowicz, trumpeter Peter Bellino, drummer Greg Cortelyou and bassist Steve Rust rounded out the line-up.
Hughes’ solo album, “For the First Time,” is slated for release sometime within the next two months. Produced by Working, the album features a dozen tunes – including one sung in Portugese and eight originals.
Meanwhile, Hughes will be the headline performer at the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival in Hildene’s Meadow in Manchester, Vermont on Saturday, August 1.
Photos by Andrzej Pilarczyk