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David Hazeltine
A Milwaukee native, David was playing the clubs as a preteen, and before he'd even come of age he was already grabbing the attention and respect of jazz legends like Sonny Stitt, and Chet Baker. They urged him to make the move to New York City, which he did in 1992.
The mark of a true artist, David's style appeals to a wide range of musical tastes and levels of sophistication. As a composer and instrumentalist, he has developed a signature style that is readily recognizable. His cooperative group "One For All" featuring tenor great Eric Alexander, has attained critical acclaim with their impressive 16 cd discography, and live concerts worldwide including appearances at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival.
David has worked with some of the world's most respected jazz legends including James Moody, Eddie Harris, Jon Faddis, Joe Henderson, Pepper Adams, Jon Hendricks, and Marlena Shaw. David is known for taking a familiar or unexpected song and making it new, making it his own.
David is also determined to carry the art forward to the next generation. Formerly an Associate Professor at Berklee, he currently teaches at SUNY-Purchase in New York. David is also a highly skilled clinician, and has served on the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Camp faculty for the past 15 years. His teaching has had a major impact on many of today's young professional pianists including Ben Markley, who published his doctorite "The David Hazeltine Method" based on his lessons with David. Hal Leonard has published the new "Real Book - Enhanced Edition", featuring David's own re-harmonizations of 200 well known standards. Lessons from David are also available on his online workshops; check out his sessions on harmony at www.jazzpianomastery.com, and on the essentials of bebop at www.mymusicmasterclass.com.
contact: davidhazeltine@earthlink.net
homepage: www.davidhazeltine.com
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Champagne Taste
Nagel Heyer Records 2058
recorded live May/June 2002 at Smoke in New York City/USA
Jim Rotondi, trumpet
Greg Skaff, guitar
David Hazeltine, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ
Barak Mori, bass
Joe Strasser, drums

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