Gerry Huggins at Chaumette
We’re so pleased to bring you these fantastic performers in our live entertainment calendar lineup for 2016, and we hope that you will join us for great music, great views and great wine this season! Live entertainment is complimentary, at Chaumette, as always. :)
Performer: Gerry Huggins
Listen to his music here:
Artist Bio: At age nine, Gerry Huggins began to explore the musical world with his saxophone. His talents with his sax won him the Outstanding Musician award in senior year of high school. Huggins attended Cal State University and received a BA in Communications. While studying, he continued playing his saxophone at Bakersfield College. This earned him two Most Outstanding Musician awards in the Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble. In addition, he won two Outstanding Soloist awards for his appearances at the Fullerton College Jazz festival. His love for music turned professional during the mid 90s. He was invited to record with the local band, "The Pleasure Merchants" in their sophomore album, "Rhyme or Reason". Following that, he began playing for a variety of local bands, including "Thee Majestics", "T.O.S.B (The Old School Band)", and "The Rhythm Kings". After collaborating with keyboardist Darnell Gholston, he realized that his true passion was smooth jazz and R&B. Funk, jazz and old school styles are also among the genres Huggins exceeds in. His technique also can stretch from classical to big band. His debut album, "Ocean Breeze" was released in 2002; only to be followed by "A Very Special Christmas" in 2005 and "From the Heart" in 2007. Huggins is currently working on new material and hopefully will be released in the near future. Huggins continues to freelance in the Southern California area. He has a son, and resides in Bakersfield, CA.