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Stephen Haynes

Born: January 12, 1955    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Stephen Haynes

I am an improvising composer, arts advocate and educator; a product of the historic and fertile Black Music Division at Bennington College, directed by Bill Dixon. My early foundational studies were with the wonderful Frank Baird, who chaired the brass department at the University of Colorado's Boulder campus during the sixties and seventies. My current focus is the development of my own music for a variety of ensembles ranging from duo to nonette. I am very concerned with the plight of the local artist in his/her hometown and region, and with the importance of well-developed support for those of us who enjoy working close to home and being treated properly....
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Awards:

2009/Strategic Initiative Grant/Connecticut Commision on Culture and Tourism 2005/Creation of New Works Initiative/Edward C.and Ann T. Roberts Foundation 2004/Individual Artist Fellowship/Greater Hartford Arts Council

Double Trio:Live at the Jazz Standard
Stephen Haynes/Taylor Ho Bynum
Engine
2008

The RAW Field Recordings
Paradigm Shift: A New Brass Band
Tautology
1995

As A Side Musician

17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur
Bill Dixon Orchestra
AUM Fidelity
2008

Cecil Taylor and Orchestra Humane (Ubuntu) Live at Iridium
Cecil Taylor
ESP
Unissued/2004

Alan Silva and the Sound Vision Orchestra
Alan Silva
Eremite
1999

Spiritstage
JD Parran
Y'All of New York
1994

Fresh Heat: Gunter Hampel Big Band Live at Sweet Basils
Gunter Hampel
Birth
1986

Bill Dixon in Italy, Volume I & II
Bill Dixon
Soulnote
1983

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Location:
Wethersfield, CT

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
I teach all levels on trumpet, and began teaching as an Artist in Residence with the Black Music Division of Bennington College in 1981. I also worked as a faculty member in several disciplines at The Harlem School for the Arts in the early nineties.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Master Classes in improvisation and small ensemble practice.

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