FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, VA -- Jazz trumpet, composer, and educator Tim Hagans will be in town with his quartet on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm for an evening of hot jazz. The performance, a part of the SonoKlect Series, will take place in Wilson Hall, on the campus of Washington and Lee University, and is free and open to the public.
Hagans first gave notice of his prowess with the trumpet when he was the featured jazz soloist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra for three years. Since then his career has sky-rocketed, with three Grammy nominations to his credit. He has performed and recorded with Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Gary Peacock, Joe Lovano, Bob Belden, and Dexter Gordon. It was Thad Jones who encouraged Tim to write music, and Hagans' first composition appeared on a Thad Jones Eclipse LP.
For fifteen years he served as artistic director and composer-in-residence for the Norrbotten Big Band, producing award winning concerts and recordings.
Jim Macnie of the Village Voice had this to say about Hagans: “Fetchingly situated between Brownian blasts and Milesian murmurs, the trumpeter’s lines cover lots of emotional breadth.”
Featured with Hagans will be Rez Abbasi on guitar, Thomas Helton on bass, and Sam Knight on drums. A reception will follow the performance.
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