Camden Hughes 

Nov. 2, Sapphire Room

  • Courtesy Camden Hughes

Boise-based singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Camden Hughes has decided that there's no place like home for the release of his new album, McCall (Blissman Studios, 2017). On Thursday, Nov. 2, Hughes will take the stage at the Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room alongside a crowd of his bandmates, students, mentors and friends for an epic album release concert featuring tracks from McCall, guest performances and sneak peeks of two upcoming projects, "Blue Hues" and "Opus de Jazz."

Hughes is well-known in Boise, having worked with beloved local acts like The Frim Fram 4, Steve Eaton and Ellie Shaw; he also teaches in the music departments at Idaho Arts Charter School and Northwest Nazarene University. Following the release of his first album, IntroSpective (self-released, 2015), with saxophonist Thomas Hutchings, Hughes planned to return to "the trenches" as a working musician, but instead won a Blissman Studios contest that made McCall possible. Join him next week to step back into the 1920s (in the best possible way).

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