Category Archives: Jazz

NEA Art Works Grant 2018 – Preserving the Legacy of Dan Morgenstern

I am representing Texas State University as Project Director for a National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works Grant 2018: Preserving the Legacy of Dan Morgenstern. Morgenstern was raised in Vienna and Copenhagen and arrived in the United States in … Continue reading

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My 2nd Fulbright Senior Specialist visit to Chile!!

They really have me working this time! 🙂 3 week long seminars 3 hours a day on: Jazz Theory and Improvisation Jazz Composition and Arranging Jazz Piano Techniques Individual MasterClasses on: Innovative, Creative, and Successful Techniques for the Practice of … Continue reading

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2016 Jazz Masters

As a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, I am so happy that Gary Burton was honored this year! I remember going to see him at Baylor University right after his first album came out in 1972! You can download … Continue reading

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David Liebman and Teaching Jazz

There is a furor about jazz education and the recent popularity of the movie “Whiplash”. Here is Dave Liebman’s thoughtful response: I have always contended that the top priority for a teacher is to concentrate on “learning how to learn.” … Continue reading

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@JazzEdNet convention Jan 6, 2015 with the premiere tentet TimesTen from Austin WOW!

Very honored to perform at the @JazzEdNet convention Jan 6, 2015 with the premiere tentet “TimesTen” from Austin WOW! pic.twitter.com/S9l2t8vWNo — Hank Hehmsoth (@HankHehmsoth) July 13, 2014

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New Jazz: Pushing its Boundaries with Harmonic, Metric, and Instrumental Devices

This is an online paper I presented at the Atiner Athens Greece 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts 2-5 June 2014. It is excerpted here with examples and audio. ABSTRACT This paper will explore devices used by musicians/composers Bob … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric Clapton

    From his early days in the Yardbirds and Cream to his current status as guitar icon and bluesman extraordinaire, Eric Clapton has released more than 40 albums over the course of his 50-year career. Here, the legendary rocker … Continue reading

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One of the Best Ways to be an American

Chile ProJazz students perform with TxState music faculty Hank Hehmsoth & Russell Haight – Texas Jazz Night! 8/9/2013 “The Best things in life are not things but transformative ideas and emotions.” I have been in Chile 6 weeks, teaching American … Continue reading

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For every being

For every being blessed with self awareness, there remains the unanswerable question. Who am I? We struggle to find meaningful connections to one another. We are the caring friend, the loving father, the doting mother, the protected child. We fight, and … Continue reading

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After a Brubeck Concert

After a Brubeck Concert by Miller Williams Six hundred years ago, more or less, something more than eight million couples coupled to have me here at last, at last. Had not each fondling, fighting, or fumbling pair conjoined at the … Continue reading

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