High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Spring Jazz Festival featuring Trumpeter Tim Hagans
The HSPVA Annual Spring Jazz Festival features special guest, trumpeter Tim Hagans, who has been nominated for three Grammy awards — Best Instrumental Composition for Box of Cannoli on The Avatar Sessions, Best Contemporary Jazz CD for Animation*Imagination and again Best Contemporary Jazz CD for Re-Animation.
Hagans is composer-in-residence at the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble. The company's focus on working exclusively with live original music and incorporating musicians into the stage imagery has been a source of inspiration for Hagans. In January 2012, his composition Outside My Window was performed with the MBDE at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Hagans also performs with author-actor Peter Josyph in duets consisting of haiku texts and freely improvised trumpet.