Westerville native Tony Hagood obtained his Jazz Studies degree from Capital University in 2010. Since then he has played piano for audiences all around the world including China, Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and several cities in the Caribbean. Here in the states, he plays for a large range of performances from restaurants to stadiums. When Tony is not performing with other bands or leading various versions of his trio, he accompanies Westerville South, Olentangy Orange and Pickerington Community Choirs, plays for and is the Music Director at the Triumphant Church of God in Westerville and Worthington Presbyterian Church’s 5pm service “New Connections,” and runs his music lessons company Noteworthy Music as President/CEO & Founder which teaches lessons in students’ homes.


Artists and organizations Tony has performed with include:
Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson
McConnell Arts Center
Ndugu Chancler
Arnett Howard’s Creole Funk Band
Gene Walker
Dave Pietro
Bob Mintzer
Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra
Rick Brunetto Big Band
Steve Houghton
Jazz Education Connection of Ohio: Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble
Ali Ryerson
Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival – Gahanna, OH
Longaberger banquet
Shadowbox Cabaret
Trumpet Guild of Ohio
Countless Recitals for jazz and classical performers at Capital University

Tony Hagood’s Awards:
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award 2006
Free Tuition Scholarship to 2006 Band of America Summer Symposium
1st place Columbus Ohio Piano Gallery Jazz Composition Competition
Outstanding recognition at Elmhurst College Jazz Festival 2008, 2010
Outstanding recognition at Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival 2010

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