Sonando, The Fred Hoadley Trio, Buena Vibra, Alma y Azucar
Piano, Jazz Improvisation
piano, Tres Cubano, congas
Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Salsa
About Fred Hoadley
Fred has performed with a long list of Northwest Latin Bands including Expresión Latina, Yerbabuena, The Puentes Brothers, Cambalache, Charanga Danzón, Sexteto Tradicuba, and Grupo Son. In 1993, he was commissioned by The City Cantabile Choir to arrange a suite for choir and Latin Jazz Ensemble. He has received grants and awards from Northwest Folklife, The Seattle Arts Commission, and 4Culture for educational programs and composition in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2016. His “Afro-Cuban tribute to Charles Mingus”, supported by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, premiered at Seattle's Town Hall in 2011 as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. His love of latin music brought him to Cuba in 1983, 1990, 1993, and 1996, where he studied piano and arranging with César “Pupy” Pedroso and Nelson Diaz, and Cuban tres guitar with Antonio Perez and Guillermo “Boulet” Matalear. He currently plays piano and tres in Sonando, The Fred Hoadley Trio, Alma y Azucar and Buena Vibra. He also teaches piano, tres and Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble at Musicworks Northwest and The Music Center of the Northwest.
Sonando's web site: www.sonando.org