My Work Focuses on: 
jazz trumpet performance


More about Freddie Hendrix

Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native's skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra ,Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Ron Carter Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie  Afro Cuban, All Stars and Big Band, Al Foster Quintet , Harold Mabern Quintet,The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys


Master of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance: NJCU New Jersey City University

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance: WPU William Paterson University

Teachers: Rufus Reid, Harold Mabern, Byron Stripling, Jon Faddis, Joe Magnarelli, Walt and Joel Weiskopf, Maredia Warren, Robert Hankle, David Rogers, David Brown, and Ed Treutle.


As a Leader:

Freddie Hendrix: Jersey Cat, Sunnyside Records (2016)

As a Sideman:

Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It, The Good Feeling

Harold Mabern: To Love And Be Loved

Bruce Williams: Private Thoughts

David Gibson: Inner AgentG-Rays

Ed Jackson: The Jackson Room

Mack Avenue Superband: Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival (2015)

Steve Turre: Woody's Delight

Cyrus Chestnut: Soul Brother Cool

Performance Highlights

  • Jimmy Heath 90th Birthday Celebration Performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the Appel Room in Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC 2016
  • "Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles" Live @ The White House for President Barack Obama led by Ricky Minor and the Christian McBride Big Band 2016
  • Aretha Franklin's Private Birthday Parties 2015 and 2016
  • Live Christmas Performance @ Carnegie Hall of Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin
  • Aretha Franklin performances at Radio City Music Hall 2014 and 2012
  • Jimmy Fallon Show Birthday Celebration with Stevie Wonder and The Roots 2015
  • "The Red, White, and Blues" Live @ The White House for President Barack Obama 2012
  • BET HONORS Award Show in Washington, DC 2008-2014
  • PBS Broadcast with Wynton Marsalis and the JALC Orchestra 2009
  • Alicia Keys "As I Am" 2008 World Tour 

Recognition & Awards

2017: New Jersey City University's Clark Terry Award 

2016: Debut CD "Jersey Cat" Editor's Pick of Downbeat Magazine, and among "Best CDs of 2016"

2014: Jelani Institute (Justice, Equity, Love, and Awareness, NOW Institute) Tenth Anniversary Award