Born: January 25, 1964
Trumpeter Alan Hood hails from the small upstate New York town of Pumpkin Hook and has been performing music for over 30 years. Mr. Hood toured the world with the Phil Collins Big Band, appearing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and New York City's prestigious Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is among featured soloists on the band's live compact disc recording A Hot Night in Paris, on the Atlantic jazz label and appears on well over two dozen other jazz, commercial and classical recordings. Appearing with the orchestras of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and Harry James, and performing on stage with Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Arturo Sandoval, the Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra, the Summit Brass, Jon Faddis, Conte Candoli, Clark Terry, Curtis Fuller and Wynton Marsalis, to name just a few, has rewarded Alan with an array of irreplaceable memories and a well spring of professional experience....
AwardsAWARDS: * Host of the 2007 Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, University of Denver, 2007-present * Host of the First Annual Rocky Mountain Trumpet Festival, University of Denver, 2006 * Host of the 29th annual International Trumpet Guild conference, University of Denver, 2004 * University of Denver Office of Multicultural Affairs Grant, Jon Faddis, guest performer, 2000 * Northern Illinois University Graduate Teaching Award, 1991 * Downbeat magazine’s Student Music Awards: “Outstanding Musician,” 1990 and 1992 * Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble “Outstanding Member,” 1990 * O. Helton Acres Memorial Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 1989 * University of Kentucky Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, Concerto by Henri Tomasi, 1988 * Aspen Music Festival, Jazz Performance Fellowship, 1987
Just a Little Taste: Al Hood Plays the Writing of Dave HensonKakeda Music
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- Just a Little Taste: Al Hood Plays the Writing of Dave Henson by Chris M. Slawecki