From high profile pop performances with Ariana Grande and Kanye West to the jazz big bands of Bob Mintzer and Bill Holman, Erik Hughes has already enjoyed a diverse and expansive career as a professional trombonist in the Los Angeles area.

Since moving to LA to study under renowned jazz trombonist Bill Watrous at the University of Southern California, Hughes’ performance credits have spanned across many facets of the entertainment industry. These include live and recorded television, movies, commercial recordings, and many live performances spanning all genres of music. Some of his credits include the following:

Performed and/or Recorded With

Lorde, Michael Buble, Seth MacFarlane, Kurt Elling, Postmodern Jukebox, George Benson, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The New York Voices, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Tom Kubis’ Big Band, Save Ferris, Omid, Dariush, Kamran and Hooman, The Midtown Men, Larry Carlton, James Morrison, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Joe Labarbera, John Labarbera Big Band, John Daversa Progressive Big Band, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer Big Band, Bill Holman Big Band, Ariana Grande, Kanye West


Glee, Conan, The X Factor, American Music Awards, Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys”, All Eyez On Me, I, Tonya, Sophia the First, Good Day LA, The Morning Show (Australia), Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Chef’s Table