Drew Nugent is a jazz musician hailing from the Suburbs of Philadelphia. He specializes in Jazz and Dance music of the 1920's and 30's. His main instruments are piano, trumpet and vocals. Nugent attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance on trumpet. Although Drew is still a young man, he has already added several brightly colored feathers to his cap.
In 2005, Nugent performed on Garrison Keillor's world renowned radio program, A Prairie Home Companion for their Talent From 12-20 Competition. He has been featured on NPR 4 times since then as a soloist and with ensembles. During the summer of 2006, Drew worked for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, playing piano and singing aboard the Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen. During his college years, Drew organized several Hot Music ensembles and concerts for his fellow students listening and dancing pleasure. He played with the Dukes Of Dixieland as a guest soloist aboard the steamboat Natchez in New Orleans,LA. He also played with the Benny Goodman Orchestra for their recreation of the 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert on it's 71st anniversary.
Drew Nugent is currently playing club dates, parties, dances and more around the Philadelphia area and beyond and is available for your listening and dancing pleasure.
I play this music because it speaks to me, says Nugent, It makes you feel alive.