Over the past 20 years, Lee Hogans has taught trumpet and other brass instruments in a diverse capacity including private lessons, high school clinics, university classes, clinics, and ensembles. Hogans has over 15 years of experience as a touring musician, having performed with such respected artists as Prince, Maceo Parker, Marcus Miller, Jay-Z, Jill Scott, Illinois Jacquet, Clark Terry, and Winard Harper. As of recent, Hogans has taken on the role of Director of Music and Education at Jazz House Kids, where he is affording the opportunity to work with young artists who represent the future of jazz music.
Hogans' music studies include earning a Masters of Music degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, which included private training from Rutgers University trumpet professor William Fielder, as well as jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry. Since earning this degree, Hogans has furthered his professional development by working as a music producer, arranger, and composer, generating commercial music for companies such as Levi's Jeans and Toyota and producing for jazz, R&B, and hip hop artists in the New York area.
Another one of Hogans' passions is bringing music to the special needs population. Through Jazz House Kids and the "Give an Instrument/Build a Musician" organisation, he has been fortunate enough to teach music to special needs students at the John F. Kennedy School in Newark, NJ. His involvement in these classes has taught Hogans to use creativity in the approach to teaching due to the proficiency required to address the needs of these particular students.
For more information on Lee Hogans, go to www.leehogans.com.