Skip Hughes (trombone, vocals) - Started playing at age nine, was introduced to traditional jazz while in college by classmate David Paquette. Skip has worked in marching bands, symphonies and Broadway pit orchestras. He has also performed in Manhattan at Jimmy Ryan' s and Eddie Condon's. Has played at jazz festivals from Maine to Florida, including DownEast and Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Fest and the SunCoast. Skip has been a regular member of the Bearcats and the Heartbeat Jazz Bands for many years, as well as being a frequent guest with the GJB. Skip is featured on several of the Galvanized Jazz Band's CD recordings.