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Ben Haugland

An accomplished and experienced musician, Dr. Ben Haugland has a history of musical distinction. In August 2012, he completed a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado and is a recipient of nine DownBeat awards, including “Best Instrumental Jazz Soloist.” As a master’s student at the University of North Texas, he played an toured with the world renowned UNT One O’Clock Lab Band and is a featured soloist on their album Lab 2009, which received a Grammy nomination for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album." Haugland’s background in jazz performance and education provided him with the inspiration to complete his dissertation, entitled “Phineas Newborn, Jr

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Matana Roberts, the Organ in Jazz, and New Releases

Read "Matana Roberts, the Organ in Jazz, and New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week a focus on Matana Roberts, a preview of the new album from Dave Douglas, other new releases and a focus on the organ, Hammond and otherwise, in jazz. Playlist Dave Douglas “Showing Up" from Engage (Greenleaf) 00:00 Chicago Edge Ensemble “A Pontificators Tale" from Insidious Anthem (Trost) 08:31 Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams, ...

A Million Dreams

Label: Dazzle Recordings
Released: 2015
Track listing: When Day Met Night; Birds Of A Feather; Here's That Rainy Day; Dreamscape; Second Sight; A Weaver Of Dreams; Dedicated To You; Big Foot.

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Ben Haugland Quintet at The Falcon

Read "Ben Haugland Quintet at The Falcon" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Ben Haugland Quintet The Falcon Marlboro, NY August 13, 2015 In any given jazz performance, nothing exists in isolation, everything is subject to multiple influences, and each act or gesture has a genuine purpose. The weight of the music's tradition, the rapport and mutual respect of the players, the aura ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ben Haugland: A Million Dreams

Read "A Million Dreams" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

During the course of A Million Dreams, pianist Ben Haugland's second date as a leader, most of the trappings of a typical mainstream jazz record are present and easy to identify. Not unlike a lot of young leaders who are fusing their own creative aspirations with an allegiance to the tradition, Haugland penned four of the ...


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