Ken Hatfield

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Ken Hatfield

Described as “a veritable Picasso of the jazz guitar world” (20th Century Guitar), and “one of the most skilled, creative, and original guitarist/composers currently recording” (Acoustic Guitar), nylon-string guitarist Ken Hatfield is known for his formidable fingerstyle technique and original compositional voice that draws on influences as diverse as jazz, classical, Brazilian, and Appalachian music. His important contributions as a composer have earned him wide recognition, including the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Jazz Vanguard Award for “innovative and distinctive music that is charting new directions in jazz” (2006)....
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Ascap Foundation Jazz Vanguard Award (2006)
For Langston (Arthur Circle Music, 2012)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar; Hilary Gardner: vocals; Jamie Baum: alto flute; Hans Glawischnig: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums; Steven Kroon: percussion.
Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys (Arthur Circle Music, 2008)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar.
to be continued . . . Ken Hatfield and Friends Play the Music of Bill McCormick (mPub, 2008)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar, mandolin; Jim Clouse: soprano, tenor sax; Hans Glawischnig: bass; Steven Kroon: percussion; Dan Weiss: drums.
String Theory (Arthur Circle Music, 2005)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar, dobro, mandolin.
The Surrealist Table (Arthur Circle Music, 2003)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar; Hans Glawischnig: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.
Phoenix Rising (Arthur Circle Music, 2002)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar; Hans Glawischnig: bass; Duduka da Fonseca: drums, percussion; Claudio Roditi: trumpet, flugelhorn; Dom Salvador: piano; Billy Drewes: tenor saxophone.
Dyad (Arthur Circle Music, 2000)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield: guitar; Valentin Gregor: violin, viola; Hans Glawischnig: bass; Duduka da Fonseca: drums, percussion; Maucha Adnet: vocals.
Explorations for Solo Guitar (Arthur Circle Music, 1999)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield, guitar.
Music for Guitar and Bass (Arthur Circle Music, 1998)
Personnel: Ken Hatfield, guitar; Hans Glawischnig, bass.

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