LEE HOGANS has been a member of the JAZZ HOUSE teaching faculty for close to 10 years working in our public schools initiative. He and JAZZ HOUSE teaching artist Phil Bingham have built an incredibly inspiring year-long instrumental and vocal program at the John F. Kennedy School, an ungraded special needs public school in Newark. Lee has also taught some of our in-school masterclass residencies over the years. When all of our programs at the JAZZ HOUSE moved online last spring, we tapped Lee to teach a two-level production and recording elective to much fanfare.
Lee is a gifted teacher and an impeccable musician who has toured and performed with such respected musicians as Maceo Parker, Illinois Jacquet, Marcus Miller, and Prince, to name a few. His own training and mentoring included Rutgers University trumpet professor William Fielder and trumpet legend Clark Terry. Lee has a Masters of Music from Rutgers University and did his undergraduate studies at Georgia State University. We are thrilled to have Lee take on this new role at the JAZZ HOUSE. Lee furthers our mission to provide the highest quality music education and authentic jazz learning through our year-long music education training programs at the JAZZ HOUSE and our in-school arts initiative. He joins our great team: Ted Chubb, our Director of Cultural and Summer Programming, Galo Inga, and our newest member, Alex Laurenzi.