Curt Hanrahan Septet

Curt Hanrahan Septet

 Racine, Wisconsin, USA
BandJazzAcoustic

"Curt is a raging force in keeping jazz in the spotlight in the Midwest." This quote from the BluJazz label, aptly describes the energy, commitment, and musical intensity that the septet will portray in any given performance setting. This jazz group has the flexibility to entertain and enlighten!

Biography

Saxophonist, Curt Hanrahan is the head of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
His septet, utilizing some of Wisconsin’s finest jazz musicians, exemplifies Curt’s arrangements of
internationally known composer/pianist and Wisconsin native John Harmon. This is Wisconsin jazz at its finest and shows that world class jazz is rooted throughout the US. Curt also cofounded the
Lakeshore Conservatory of Music in Racine Wisconsin, has performed with Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and the orchestra's of Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, Harry Connick Jr., and Frank Sinatra Jr. He has also been a backup musician with the Temptation, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, The Moody Blues, Manhattan Transfer, and Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons. His pit orchestra experience includes the national tours of Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, West Side Story, etc. Locally, he has worked with the Milwaukee symphony, Skylight Opera, and the Fireside theatre.

Discography

'To Be Again' released under the BluJazz label in 2005
'Hangtime' released in 1996