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The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents The Music of Hans Halt’s Big Band Compositions.
Hans Halt holds his Bachelor and Master degrees from UNR and is a full time instructor of bass and jazz studies at the university. He is currently teaching Jazz Arranging, Jazz History, Jazz Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Keyboard Techniques and Applied Bass and Piano.
Mr. Halt began playing professionally over thirty years ago in Buffalo, NY. In 1980, Hans moved to the San Francisco Bay area gaining experience playing with top Bay Area musicians, including Mark Levine and Pete Escovedo. Since moving to the Reno area in 1985, Hans has been an active performer and composer with a variety of creative groups, including the Afro-Cuban jazz group No Comprende, The Ed Corey Trio (CD-Modal Citizen), and the University of Nevada, Reno’s jazz faculty, The Collective, (CD’s- North, Boats, Balance, Once and Again). He also performs regularly with the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Jazz Orchestra.
Mr. Halt has performed with numerous top jazz artists participating in the Reno Jazz Festival, including Peter Erskine, Bobby Hutcherson, Geri Allen, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz, Ravi Coltrane, and Avishai Cohen.
Mr. Halt is an experienced clinician, having presented master classes and performances for the Reno Jazz Festival, Music Teachers National Association, and Brigham Young University.
Other University of Nevada, Reno music faculty members also perform with the Reno Jazz Orchestra, including Peter Epstein, Andrew Heglund, and Joey Burger.
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