This Friday, August 12th, from 7:30 to 9:30, join the Tony Hagood trio at the McConnell Arts Center for a night of swinging jazz standards as well as the reputable arrangements of the world renown Jeff Hamilton Trio. Tony Hagood is giving his third feature performance at the M.A.C. and can be seen there every six months. The trio consists of Jim Rupp, well known in Columbus for touring with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, and Glen Miller on Drums. As well as Chris Berg who has recorded with many well known musicians and plays for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra on bass.
Currently, Tony plays in the central Ohio region at many private events as well as restaurants, concert venues, festivals, etc. When he is not playing solo, with his trio, or cover band, he teaches piano lessons at Music Royale and accompanies for Ballet Met as well as several high schools in Central Ohio.
Tony’s performance experience include big bands, musicals, various combo groupings, instrumental and vocal accompanist, cruise ship pianist, symphony orchestra pianist, accompanist and classic rock cover bands. His music has been influenced most by Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Earl Hines, Clare Fischer, Brad Mehldau and Ahmad Jamal.
Tony has played with an accomplished list of jazz greats in Central Ohio and beyond. A partial list includes Wes Warmdaddy Anderson, Ndugu Chancler, Gene Walker, Dave Pietro, Bob Mintzer, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, Jim Rupp, Chris Berg, Reggie Jackson, Andy Woodson, The Rick Brunetto Big Band, Steve Houghton, Ali Ryerson and Dick Mackie. Tony studied with mentor Mark Flugge for the past 6 years. Mark’s virtuoso techniques and stylistic flexibility have had a strong effect on Tony’s playing. He has also studied with Bill Dobbins, Luke Gillespie, and Dave Pietro.
Tony is very passionate about music and its powerful influences. He will continue to pursue musical paths he hasn’t been down before and share them with all who listen. Check for public performances at Tonyhagood.com