Composer and Trumpeter Tim Hagans is one of the most unique and influential modern voices on trumpet. His distinct tone was described by the Village Voice as "powerfully expressive" and Gary Giddins professed him to be a "swarming, spirited tour de force." Mr. Hagans performs and records with his own ensembles as well as with Joe Lovano, Blue Note All-Stars, Gary Peacock, Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer, Marc Copland, Bob Belden and Maria Schneider. He was nominated for Grammy awards for Best Contemporary Jazz CD for his Animation*Imagination (1999 Blue Note) and Re: Animation (2000 Blue Note). He has performed with Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Dexter Gordon, Ed Thigpen, Kenny Drew, Danish Radio Big Band, and Swedish Radio Jazz Group. For three years he was a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He is the featured soloist on the soundtrack by Howard Shore for the movie The Score, starring Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando. In 2001 he was the subject of an hour-long documentary made for Swedish television entitled Boogaloo Road. He recently won the Best Trumpet category in Brazil's 30th Annual Jazz Station poll published in Tribuna da Imprensa; Alone Together, his recent release on Pirouet, was also named as one of the top ten jazz recordings in 2008.
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