|“a deft and versatile trumpeter…with verve and a smooth, fluent originality” Robert Spencer,- ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"he illustrates the idea that the trumpet’s magic power is not limited to those who … make the covers of magazines” Norman Provizer, –JAZZIZ
“gets around the horn with style and distinct creativity” Mark Goodale,
–JAZZ TRUMPET JOURNAL
Just returning from San Diego trip, playing at Northern Spirits with drummer Duncan Moore, and the Prohibition Lounge with Mike Benge, trombone.
Recently back from a Europe tour, playing at Club Agharta, and the Jazz Dock, Prague with guitarist Libor Smoldas. Also Club Unterfahrt in Munich with bassist Peter Bockius, Cafe Classen, Arnheim Netherlands, with Emiel Wienholtz, sax, and Sounds Jazz Club, Brussels.
Fred has been playing locally at the Old 76 House, Tappan, and the Turning Point, Piermont, In NYC at Mezzrow with Jon Menegon, Fat Cat with Alex Hoffman, Cleopatra's Needle with Bob Albanese, the Blue Note with Judi Silvano, and Moore's Lounge, Jersey City, with Roseanna Vitro.
In Nyack, back in the day, Fred was an integral part of the Jazz Scene at the Office Jazz Club, with drummer Jackie DePietro and the late guitarist Chuck Loeb.
Fred toured with jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Jimmy McGriff, Eddie Palmieri, and Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers.
His recordings TIME CHANGE, with Dave Kikoski, Rufus Reid and Bill Stewart, and JACOBS' LADDER, with John DiMartino and Harvie S, are available at CDbaby.