There are those moments
when the groove just happens.

The rest is about getting there.

Jerome Hale

About J Hatch

J Hatch spent his early professional years on the club scene on the East Coast of the United States and on the riverboats in New Orleans, honing his playing and writing skills while immersing himself in the traditions of blues and jazz music.

A versatile musician, Hatch is also a first-rate composer and arranger. He has created original compositions and arrangements for diverse musical venues, including big bands, small groups, solo artists, vocalists and choirs in the United States and Europe. Performances featuring his compositions and arrangements can be found on CD, Spotify and Youtube.

He now lives in Germany, where he continues to perform, arrange and give workshops.


38th Deutscher Rock & Pop Preis 2020, J Hatch earned multiple awards

From the Album "One Foot in the Groove"
1st Prize: Best Piano-interpret  and  Best Arrangement
3rd Prize: Best Country Song for his original song “Move You On” 

From the Album “The Birmingham Sessions”
2nd Prize: Best Original Composition for “Lookin’ Cross My Pillow"

Finalist: The Airmen of Note “Sammy Nestico Award” for big band composition.