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.
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
4001 Stanford St.
Houston, TX 77006
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