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John Hasselback III Quintet
Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $15
Buffalo New York native John Hasselback III is quickly establishing himself as a lyrical trumpet soloist and composer in New York City’s vibrant jazz scene. Hasselback’s colorful sound is thoroughly informed by the lineage of jazz trumpet tradition, combining the sounds of yesterday with the sounds of tomorrow. “If one is known by the company he keeps, that’s a rather persuasive frame of reference.
Hasselback wrote every number save one, the standard “Body and Soul,” showing from start to finish a keen ear for enticing bop-inspired melodies and rhythms. He plays as he writes, laying bare an affinity for such hard-blowing forebears as Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Roy Hargrove and other legends on whose shoulders he stands.” 4 stars – Jack Bowers, All about Jazz .
John Hasselback III – Trumpet, John Hasselback – Trombone, Lisa Hasselback – Piano, Gavin Gray – Bass, Rich Thompson – Drums
“John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists. No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz. After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.” – Tony Zambito, Jazz Buffalo.