Perry Hughes Instructor of Jazz Guitar


  • Jazz Studies

302 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-6449

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Perry Hughes, instructor of jazz guitar, has lived in Detroit, Michigan, most of his life. He is a self-taught musician who began playing guitar while in junior high. Hughes performed and recorded with Earl Klugh for 15 years (1979-1993). During that period, he also toured with pianist Bob James and with Bobby Lyle.

Hughes has worked with some of the world’s leading vocalists, including Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, the late Joe Williams, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, and Millie Scott. He has been featured on recordings by Bob James, Gene Dunlap, Aretha Franklin, Bill Heid, and Will Downing on the Arista, Polygram, and Capitol Records labels. He is currently touring and/or recording with Aretha Franklin, Bob James, Gene Dunlap, Ronnie Laws, Bill Heid, and Marion Meadows.