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The J Hatch Trio began with a chance meeting at a jazz festival in 2005 and has since evolved into a special musical friendship between three talented musicians. A diverse repertoire of jazz standards, innovative arrangements and original compositions features various rhythmic settings such as swing, funk, Latin and New World rhythms. Improvisation is the driving force behind the trio's energetic stage presence. The result is spontaneous, energetic jazz music that lives in the moment.



Apropos Jazz translated into English means "Speaking of Jazz," which, one might argue, sounds cooler in German. The name belongs to a jazz quartet from the Wiesbaden/Taunus area in Germany, which represents the coming together of four sucessful musical carreers, each with a span of over 20 years on the professional music scene. Its repertoire reflects the wide range of experience in the band and features creative arrangements of jazz and pop favorites as well as original compositions. The quartet's first CD is now in production.
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In the beginning... there was a dryer.

When I was a little kid, I used get a kick out of sitting in front of our dryer, just listening. It was especially entertaining when coins or other small articles would fall out of the tumbling clothes and become a part of the groove. Or a button would scratch or smack against the tumbler. The various ping, pang, swish, clack, whump against the constant thrumbing of the dryer was just cool. Of course, when I started to throw in pieces of colored crayon to mix up the rhythm, my mother stepped in and canceled the next concert. Anyway, there you have it...the beginnings of a composer: first came the drums, then came the piano and then I just started writing.

Since that time, I've done a lot of writing for many different venues. I have a wide assortment of original compositions and arrangements for choir, big band, solo artists and smaller ensembles. If you would like a custom arrangement, please send me an e-mail.

If you are interested in choir arrangements, you may contact me or go to If you would like to buy a CD by the trio or purchase individual songs, just click the link to CDBaby.

Thank you for the interest in my music.


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"Jazz Piano: Various Songs
and Etudes"