PIANIST, EDUCATOR, ARRANGER, PRODUCER, Leader of Gerard Hagen Trio
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
PERFORMANCE VENUES-(partial list) include: Royal College of Music, London, UK (w Musique Sur La Mer) Pizza Express Jazz Club SoHo, London UK Lehman College Jazz Festival, New York, NY Trumpets Jazz Club, Montclair, NJ Sunside-Sunset Jazz Club, Paris, FR Jazz Club Etoile, Paris FR Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris FR Café Laurent, Paris FR La Caveau de la Huchette, Paris FR Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, FR Autour de Midi, Paris FR La Closerie des Lilas, Paris FR Satin Doll, Tokyo, JP Adirondack Cafe, Tokyo, JP Life Time Cafe, Shizuoka, JP Far Out, Yokohama, JP Ksar Char-Bagh Marrakech, Morocco Jazz a Conakry Conakry, Guinea The Bop Stop Cleveland, OH Los Angeles County Museum of Art Jazz Series, Los Angeles, CA Jazz at Pearl’s, San Francisco, CA The Culver's Club For Jazz, Los Angeles, CA House Of Music & Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill, Hollywood, CA Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, Studio City, CA Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club, Seal Beach, CA Disneyland, Anaheim, CA Steamer's Jazz Club, Fullerton, CA Dana Point Jazz Festival Dana Point, CA The Artists Quarter, Minneapolis/St.Paul MN Cerritos Center For Perforrming Arts, Cerritos CA (w Jazz Tap Ensemble) California Music Teacher’s Convention, San Diego CA Terrace Theater Long Beach CA Mukenthaller Art Center, Fullerton CA Long Beach Museum of Art CA Walter Annenberg Estate, Rancho Mirage CA Queen Mary Long Beach CA Riverside Community College, Riverside CA Clairmont College, Clairmont CA La Costa Resort, La Costa CA Bowers Museum, Santa Ana CA Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA Santa Ana Performing Arts Center, Santa Ana CA The Outpost, Albuquerque NM Harwood Museum, Taos NM "Jazz At The Center" Concert Series, Santa Fe, NM "Geniuses Of Jazz" Concert Series, Albuquerque, NMRead more
- Stay Tuned by Jack Bowers
"... 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, ... although Hagen has impressive technique, he uses it to serve the music" -~Scott Yanow, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
I Put a Spell on You
Song For Leslie
Sea Breeze Jazz
Sea Breeze Jazz