Gerard Hagen

Instrument: Piano

PIANIST, EDUCATOR, ARRANGER, PRODUCER, Leader of Gerard Hagen Trio

Pianist GERARD HAGEN lives in Paris France with his wife, vocalist Leslie Lewis. In 1995 while living in California he formed his trio with bassist DOMENIC GENOVA and JERRY KALAF drums. Their recordings have received international jazz radio airplay, critical acclaim and have been distributed in the U.S. as well as Japan and Europe. Gerard has performed extensively including venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Paris and London.

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What critics say ... ” ... command of his instrument and self-assurance are evident ... along with an appreciation for melody and an ability to swing. Far Horizons is an exciting debut for a gifted pianist and his accomplished trio.” —Ken Borgers KKJZ Radio Long Beach, CA

“... Gerard Hagen is a well known giant on the west coast ... A trio that can swing, like this is always a good bet for a great musical evening, ... It's groups like this that keep jazz alive.” —Larry Routt WOBO Radio Cincinnati

“An excellent modern mainstream pianist, Hagen, who is influenced by Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan but mostly sounds like himself, ..

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