After a two week hiatus, JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz, is pleased to return to live broadcasts, this Thursday, November 10th, with a very special guest: Michael Hackett – educator, composer, arranger and trumpet master.
An Oregon native, who now calls Charlotte home, Michael Hackett is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he earned the BM and MM in Jazz studies as well as a DM in Brass Pedagogy. He has toured, performed or recorded with a wide variety of jazz and pop artists including Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ben Vereen, Aretha Franklin, Larry Willis, Sir Roland Hanna, and Vincent Herring. Mike currently serves as an Assistant Professor of trumpet and Jazz Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also a member of the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra in Greensboro, North Carolina and the North Carolina Brass Band.
As a recording artist, Mike can be found on numerous albums, including Circles, his first recording as leader (Summit Records, 2005), which was described by All About Jazz as “…an exciting performance that sizzles with intensity”. About his second disc, 2013’s New Point of View (Summit Records), The Jazz Society of Oregon raved, “…There are similarities here to the exceptional Blue Note sound and concept: clear statements of melody, creative improvisation, and consistent swing. Hackett’s sound is pure hard bop pleasure and ballad finery…”
Michael Hackett joins me during the 7:00pm hour of the show to talk about his music, influences, current projects, and to play a few favorite tracks from his albums and other great jazz records.
JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz, airing LIVE every Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio, CLTCRadio.org, OR the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike.
Curtis “CurtJazz” Davenport ~ JAZZ LIVES!!!