W&L’s SonoKlect Series Presents Tim Hagans Quartet A reception in Lykes Atrium will follow the jazz ensemble’s March 4 performance in Wilson Concert Hall.
Washington and Lee University presents an evening of jazz with the Tim Hagans Quartet on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall, followed by a reception in Lykes Atrium. The performance is part of the SonoKlect Series, a program dedicated to bringing modern music to local audiences in Lexington, VA.
The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Tim Hagans is a three-time Grammy-nominated composer and jazz trumpeter who first rose to prominence when he was the featured jazz soloist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra for three years. He has performed with Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Gary Peacock, Joe Lovano, Bob Belden and Dexter Gordon, and served as the artistic director and composer-in-residence for the Norrbotten Big Band in Sweden for 15 years. Hagans is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and in 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He is also the featured soloist on the soundtrack by Howard Shore for the movie “The Score,” starring Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando.
Featured with Hagans will be Rez Abbasi on guitar, Thomas Helton on bass and Sam Knight on drums. Abbasi has collaborated with Hagans since 2002 and is widely considered to be one of the foremost modern jazz guitar players in the world. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2021 for composition. Bassist and composer Helton is a multifaceted improviser and skilled interpreter of contemporary bass repertoire. He continues to redefine the possibilities of his instrument and performs with several of his own ensembles throughout New York City and Houston, TX. Knight joined the Tim Hagans Quartet in 2023 and previously performed under the direction of Hagans at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) in Houston, TX.