Born: September 24, 1954
Jay Hoggard - Vibraphonist / Composer
Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard’s music has touched the hearts and souls of listeners around the world for thirty years. Noted journalist Owen McNally wrote Jay Hoggard's artistry has a universal quality, an intellectual and emotional resiliency that makes it seem very much at home when creating something new and fresh in every genre from the roots of African music to the outer reaches of the blues ....He is not just one of the premier voices on vibraphone but also one of the top-seeded instrumentalists and composers of the jazz world today.
Jay Hoggard draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone. Jay 's music is positive, spiritual, uplifting and happy. He seemlessly blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. His performance repertoire represents the three B’s of the jazz tradition (Blues, Bop, Ballads) with original innovations. Songs and extended compositions frame his virtuoso mallet improvisations. Jay Hoggard has recorded 21 CD’s as a leader and over 50 as a collaborator. His latest disc, SOLO FROM TWO SIDES, released August 1, 2009, is a beautiful program of 13 Jay Hoggard compositions performed by the composer on both vibraphone and marimba, by way of digital overdubbing....
The Right Place
A Night In Greenwich VillageSunnyside
In The SpiritSunnyside
The Little TigerSunnyside
Mystic Winds, Tropic BreezesSunnyside
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