The leader of the Ted Hogarth Collective (THC), which has many configurations. THC’s debut CD is Misconception and features a sextet. Sound clips are available on my Recordings page. I also have a quartet recording Steps Taken, with sound clips available on my Recordings page as well. THC features original compositions and arrangements by myself and other THC members.
My passion is playing the baritone saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet. My inspiration on these instruments is drawn primarily from Harry Carney, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Hamilton, and Barney Bigard. The range and sonority of the baritone and bass clarinet are very appealing to my ear and I strive to achieve a full, rich, and dark tone.
I’m privileged to work with some of Chicago’s finest musicians