Born: February 25, 1982 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Saxophonist/pianist Brian Hogans has one of the most dynamic, exhilarating, and fervent sounds of today’s young jazz artists. Described as “fluid, fiery, yet subtle”, Hogans pushes the creative envelope when composing and playing, setting new artistic limits for fans and musicians alike. Hogans has just released his debut solo album on Turnaround Records, titled Evidence of Things to Come.
Hogans’ background includes a lifetime of playing music. Hailing from Morrow, GA, he has wailed on the saxophone for over 15 years and played the piano since childhood. Hogans describes that “I chose jazz because I loved its rhythms and harmonies, and because it was different. No one around me was listening to or playing jazz at the time.” Hogans was introduced to jazz by his older brother, Lee, who is now a talented R&B/pop trumpet player in his own right....
This is an excellent album to simply appreciate the power of a good song. - Jazz Inside New York
Hogans has a clean tone that he can shake into a frenzy, running on the edge of control, or dial down for a sweet tune. - ATLArtsCritic.com
[Hogans'] passion for music can be heard and felt through every song and note that is played. - The Jazz Suite
“...jazz at its finest.” - ATLANTAJAZZ.INFO