Tim Hagans is one of the most unique and influential voices in jazz. Jim Macnie of the Village Voice recently wrote: "Fetchingly situated between Brownian blasts and Milesian murmurs, the trumpeter's lines cover lots of emotional breadth. It makes for a straight-ahead quintet approach that is quite willing to bend the rules to suit a tune's forgotten corners. His poetry with standard ballads might hush this room. Evidently he does know what love is." Mr. Hagans performs and records with the Tim Hagans Quintet, and with Bob Belden, Joe Lovano, Blue Note All-Stars, Gary Peacock, Yellowjackets, and Bob Mintzer. He was nominated for Grammy awards for Best Instrumental Composition for "Box of Cannoli" from THE AVATAR SESSIONS (2010 Fuzzy Music); Best Contemporary Jazz CD for Re: Animation (2000 Blue Note) and for Animation*Imagination (1999 Blue Note). He has performed and recorded with Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, and Dexter Gordon. Tim Hagans will be performing music from THE AVATAR SESSIONS with his quintet, which includes featured soloists from the CD. Hagans on trumpet is joined by Swedish tenor saxophonist Karl-Martin Almqvist, guitarist Vic Juris, bassist Rufus Reid, and drummer Obed Calvaire.
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