JD Hughes & The Fuze is a funk infused jam band, inspired by the rich, cultural diversity of their hometown of St. Louis. Their sound embodies a heavy 70’s vibe, combining a lively blend of Funk, Jazz, Rock, & Reggae best described as “jam funk jazz”.
The band formed in late 2016, out of the desire to recreate a big band sound similar to some of their favorite artists such as Steely Dan, The Crusaders, Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, etc. JD Hughes & The Fuze is made up of a moving cast of musicians including (but not limited to): JD Hughes (Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Benthall (Keys, Vocals), Theodore Brookins (Bass), Matt Ingram (Drums), Brian Ryback (Sax, Vocals) and Brady Lewis (Trumpet). Auxiliary members often include Drew Lance (Percussion, Vocals), Sean Anglin (Percussion), Jacob Zengerling (Bass), and Andrew Stephen (Keys). The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their first full length album releasing late SUMMER 2019.