The SED Trio is an exciting combination of Trombone, Flute, and Bass. Although they perform a wide
range of music, including jazz standards, The SED Trio is anything but "standard". This group grew
from the collective desires of Steve Suter (trombone), Shelley Martin (Flute), and Bill Huntington
(Bass) to perform standard jazz literature, while at the same time looking for a new and novel way to
present their collective vision to an audience.
The result is The SED Trio.
A very special combination of beauty, facility, and musicality not found in many concert occurrences.
Come and treat yourself to a fantastic new musical experience!
The SED Trio invites you to come by, relax, and enjoy the show!
Steve Suter from New Orleans on Trombone now living in Hot Springs - A native New Orleanian, Steve
has recently relocated to Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a member of Bonerama, the New Orleans Jazz
Orchestra and the John Mahoney Big Band and has performed with the likes of Al Belletto, Gatemouth
Brown, Pete Fountain, Kermit Ruffins, Bob Hope, Natalie Cole, the Temptations, the O’Jays, Bobby
Vinton, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow, Don
Rickles, Rita Moreno, Mel Torme, George Shearing, and Shirley Jones. Steve’s extensive careers spans
the globe while playing the trombone with a vigor and style matched by no other artist today.
Shelley Martin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance.
She has performed with the Northwest Arkansas Symphony, the South Arkansas Symphony, the Little Rock
Wind Symphony, the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble, and the Hot Springs Music Festival. She taught band in
the public schools for 8 years, and was Instructor of Flute at Henderson State University for 11
She has performed with Earl Hesse, James Greeson, Rick Dimond, Les Pack, Grammy Award nominee and Hot
Springs native Chuck Dodson, as well as with Rick Warren, Shirley Chauvan, Charo, The Jimmy Dorsey
Orchestra, Robert Goulet, The Lennon Sisters, Marion McPartland, Rob McConnell, and many others too
numerous to mention.
She was featured with Herb Ellis at Woodlands Auditorium, and played lead alto saxophone in the the
Hot Springs-based Stardust Dance Band for 8 years. Ms. Martin maintains an active schedule as a
performer, clinician and private woodwind instructor in the Hot Springs area.
Bill Huntington is a jazz musician, who has done it all! He began playing banjo at the age of 12,
and at 16, he recorded traditional jazz with Percy Humphrey, the leader of the Preservation Hall
Band in New Orleans and Ken Colyer, the British trumpeter.
He switched to guitar at 16, influenced by modern jazz recordings of Charlie Christian, Bud Powell
and others. In 1960, he was featured in Down Beat magazine as a guitarist, described as "the
recapitulation of the history of jazz itself."
In the 60's and 70's, a scarcity of guitar gigs, led him to switch to bass on which he has done
numerous shows with jazz notables such as Carmen McCrae, Helen O'Connell, Mel Torme, Cannonball
Adderly, Woody Shaw, Herb Ellis, Lockjaw Davis, Herbie Hancock, and many, many others.
He has toured with Ellis Marsalis, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, Jack Jones, Bennie Wallace, Pete
Fountain, and the big bands of Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman, to name a few.
He has recorded with Ellis Marsalis, Bennie Wallace, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Al Hirt,
Pete Fountain, Mose Allison, Banu Gibson, Dr. John, Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton (Grammy winner)
and hundreds of others.
He taught in the department of Jazz Studies at Loyola University and University of New Orleans for
over 25 years.
He was on tour in Europe when Katrina hit and is currently living in Hot Springs Village.