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Jackson Hardaker

Jackson Hardaker is a New York City based trombonist, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. He moved to NYC in 2009 to pursue and immerse himself on the world of jazz and improvised music, and has been increasingly making his mark on the NYC jazz scene ever since.

His music draws from a range of styles and influences, from within multiple genres of music, as well as garnering inspiration from art, science, and literature.

Now an accomplished performer and musical improviser, he has completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, from Canterbury University, and a Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York. While at Queens College, he received an award funded by the jazz great, Jimmy Heath.

Having spent years, performing in other peoples projects, and writing his own material for various solo and collective projects, he has recently released his debut album of original compositions.


“…and a trombone solo that goes from blippy to brooding at the drop of a dime…” - New York Music Daily: Entertaining New Songs with an Oldtime Swing from Seth Kessel

“…I feel like his solo’s have this kind-of playful nature to them whilst being simultaneously grounded and level-headed…” - Stanley Overmeyer: New Sounds from New Zealand


Watering Can

Self Produced


The Deep

From: Watering Can
By Jackson Hardaker

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