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Trumpeter Freddie Dunn, Jr. cut his eye teeth in the frenetic music scenes of New York and New Jersey. He holds a bachelors degree in classical trumpet from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and is in high demand for solo and section work on the east coast corridor. He has traversed the world a few times over with the bands Fertile Ground, The New Volcanoes, and his own Indigruuv and the Freddie Dunn Project. He is prominently featured on the Lafayette Gilchrist & The New Volcanoes CD, “Soul Progressin’”, which garnered 4 stars (out of 5) in Downbeat Magazine and he has the solo on the title tune which was featured on the critically acclaimed cable series “The Wire”. He is a member of the groundbreaking soul-jazz outfit, Fertile Ground, and appears on their discs: “Black Is…”, “Seasons Change”, and the seminal, “Spiritual War”. His trumpet and flugelhorn work can be heard on diverse musical projects from the dance music of the Basement Boys (“The Casbah”, “Til I Found You”) to the Hip Hop Ensemble’s “Give Me The Jazz”, to the straight ahead of Indigruuv, to the Jazz Funk Avant Garde fusion of the New Volcanoes.
A champion of the jazz cause and a believer in taking the music to the people Freddie has become involved in organizing and performing impromptu shows on the streets of MD DC and VA. His band and solo shows have garnered notice from the Washington Post, Express, and The DC Examiner. Through his web based organization, Save the Jazz, he hopes to raise awareness, and interest in Jazz music of all stripes here in Washington, D.C..