Jason Hainsworth

Third Ward Stories

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558272127
Catnr: ORIGIN 82721
Release date: 18 November 2016
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Origin Records
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0805558272127
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ORIGIN 82721
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18 November 2016
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Third Ward Stories is a bit of a musical biography for this Houston-bred, thoroughly grounded member of the rich Texas Tenor tradition, his paean to the neighborhood he grew up in and the musical memories embedded in the soil of that ‘hood. With stops in New Orleans, New York and later, Tallahassee and Florida State University where he earned his Masters degree, Hainsworth here gathers longtime friends from that journey for his second recording as a leader. With co-producer, NY trombonist Michael Dease, pianist Glenn Zaleski, drummer Johnathan Blake, Josh Evans on trumpet and Adam Olszewski on bass, Hainsworth explores Wayne Shorter's "Prince of Darkness" and Hoagy Carmichael's classic ballad, "The Nearness of You," along with six original compositions.
Third Ward Stories is a bit of a musical biography for this Houston-bred, thoroughly grounded member of the rich Texas Tenor tradition, his paean to the neighborhood he grew up in and the musical memories embedded in the soil of that ‘hood.

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"In these times when so many young musicians seem to seek head-scratching complexity in their performance, Jason Hainsworth’s rib stickin’ approach sounds downright novel by comparison!"

Willard Jenkins


Originally from Houston, Texas, Jason Hainsworth is in demand both as a saxophonist and composer/arranger. Having studied at the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jason went on to study music at the University of New Orleans with legendary jazz educator Ellis Marsalis and saxophonist Victor Goines. Hainsworth then moved to the New York/ New Jersey area to pursue his musical studies while performing along the east coast. After receiving his degree in music from William Paterson University, Jason entered Florida State University for graduate work where he earned his Masters degree in Jazz Studies.

As a performer, Mr. Hainsworth has been a member of Ed Calle’s Mamblue, Tito Puente Jr’s. Latin Jazz All Stars, Melton Mustafa Jazz Orchestra, Jason Marsalis, Etienne Charles Quintet, Michael Dease Quintet, as well as leading his own quartet. He has performed throughout the country and South America extensively.

As a composer/ arranger, Jason’s works have been performed throughout the world at various high school and university jazz festivals such as Oklahoma State, Louisiana State, University of Iowa, Jacksonville State, and Florida A&M. His first vocal arrangement was premiered last spring at the Florida Music Educators Conference by the Dillard Center for the Arts Vocal Ensemble. He was most recently commissioned by Michigan State University to arrange music featuring legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.

Mr. Hainsworth’s debut album, Kaleidoscope, featured original compositions and arrangements for big band, which included Tanya Darby, Linda Oh, Claudio Roditi, and Michael Dease as soloists. His latest album Third Ward Stories, is his first for Origin Records.

Mr. Hainsworth serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Broward College. The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press publishes Mr. Hainsworth’s compositions and arrangements.

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