Bob McHugh has been playing jazz clubs,festivals,halls,private parties, and restaurants in the NY metro area for over fifty years. Be it solo,duo,trio or big band Bob has done it. His styles include, but are not limited to jazz,, blues, pop and fusion. Bob has recorded three albums for Outstanding Records,and has also recorded on Alliance, Perception and Lunge Music. Some of the people he has recorded with are Ray Mantilla, Rich Austin, Raul Paonessa, Ron Naspo, Earl Sauls, Kevin McCarthy, Vinnie Cutro, Tony Signa, Tommy La Bella, Jackie Jones, MNB, Medoosa, David Humm Trio, and Jon Kline, Johnny Guitar & The Pick Ups, The World Concave and has worked with Joe Morello, Bill Crow,Muzzy Napodano, Norman Edge, Eliot Zigmond, Lou Grassi, Bob DeVos, The Silk City Jazz Ensemble, AFM Local 16-248 Big Band, Max Weinberg and many more.
Bob has been a commissioned composer for the NJMTA, The National Federation of Music Clubs, The New York State School Music Association and has piano pieces published by Manduca Music Publications and The Voice of the Rockies. He has played at The Count Basie Theater,Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, The New York Public Library, Birdland, Shanghai Jazz and Trumpets to name a few, and was the house pianist at Peretti's in East Rutherford,N.J from 1985 till 1992 and the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, N.J.from 1993 till 2006 from 1996 to the present has been the pianist for Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods in Westchester County, NY performing at events in prestigious homes and venues.