On April 5 at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, the Joshua Hatcher Quartet (saxophone and clarinet) will be leading the audience on a winding journey through 100 years of the jazz tradition touching on danceable New Orleans grooves, Brazilian Bossa-Nova, Bebop born in New York jazz clubs, Gospel-flavoured Hard Bop and timeless standards. Hatcher’s rhythm section features some of Brisbane’s “swingingest” jazz musicians including Steve Russell (piano) Luke McIntosh (bass) and Aaron Jansz (drums).
Joshua Hatcher is a Brisbane-based multi-instrumentalist. He performs on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and double bass as both a band leader, and in-demand sideman. He was 1 of the 10 semi-finalists in the 2016 National Jazz Awards (saxophone) at Wangaratta, and 2 of his compositions from his debut album “Now and Then” (2016) were nominated as finalists in the QMusic Awards in the jazz category.
His compositions and arrangements for big band have been recorded by the Enthusiastic Musicians’ Orchestra on “One for B” (2011) and “Long Way Home” (2014) and he was the 2016 Composer-in-Residence for the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra.
He lectures in a range of subjects at Jazz Music Institute and JMC Academy including Theory, Ensemble Skills and Aural Skills, and directs a big band at Queensland University of Technology.