Tony Hagood

Tony Hagood is a pianist and composer from Westerville, Ohio.  He graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies in 2010.  Tony studied piano with Mark Flugge and gained stage experience from playing with many faculty, students, and musicians.  His wide range of music performance experience include big bands, musicals, various combo groupings, instrumental and vocal accompanist, cruise ship pianist, and rock cover bands. Tony’s music has been influenced most by Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Brad Mehldau and Ahmad Jamal.

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
The 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

Contacts and Website:

614-354-9962
http://www.tonyhagood.com/

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