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Gerard Hagen


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. His tours have taken him to Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the U.S. including venues in London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

RECORDINGS - Producer/Arranger/Pianist

Gerard is active as an arranger, producer as well as musical director for vocalist Leslie Lewis. Her debut recording “Of Two Minds” was released on the SSL label in Japan and received 5 stars in “Swing Journal” magazine. “Keeper Of The Flame” was featured on SiriusXM Radio as well as several nationally syndicated radio shows.

Gerard Hagen Trio “Far Horizons” (Resurgent Music) 1998 Gerard Hagen Trio “Stay Tuned” (Sea Breeze Jazz) 2000 Saddleback College Jazz Faculty Recording 2006 Leslie Lewis’ “Of Two Minds” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2008 Leslie Lewis’ “Keeper Of The Flame” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2010 Leslie Lewis’ “Midnight Sun” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2011 Dan Jacobs Quartet “Play Song” (Metro Jazz Records) 2011 SSJ All-Stars “From California With Love” (SSJ-USA) 2011 Gerard Hagen Trio “Song For Leslie” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2012 Leslie Lewis' “Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen in New York” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2013 Leslie Lewis' “Fragile” (Surf Cove Jazz) 2017

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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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