Solo Jazz Piano by Ron Hadley --- Mr. Hadley is a veteran solo and ensemble player who studied with Jaki Byard at the New England Conservatory of Music and attended Berklee College of Music. His improvisations and solo renditions of jazz standards and original material continue to contribute to the success of special occasions, events and enterprises in many different settings. ("Hadley is a masterful improvisor with a profound understanding of jazz's history and in-the-moment essence. If you get a chance to hear him play live, don't miss the opportunity."... Joseph Blake, The Times Colonist [Victoria, B.C.] ) Harmonic Hatchery Productions
Harmonic Hatchery Productions was established in 1982 to offer live and recorded jazz in a variety of formats and to promote intercultural musical exchange between Japan and North America. The company is directed by Ron Hadley, a jazz pianist and composer who has an academic background in Oriental languages and a deep fondness for the performing arts of Japan. Mr. Hadley is active as a performer, producer and translator in Tokyo as well as the Pacific Northwest, and is thus able to offer to North American and Japanese presenters direct and affordable access to superb professional musicians from both cultures. At Harmonic Hatchery Productions the emphasis is on cultivating a personal approach that enables presenters and artists to work together for the common cause of producing distinctive events. This has resulted in a rapidly increasing list of satisfied clients on both sides of the Pacific.
Harmonic Hatchery Productions is constantly developing a variety of concert, entertainment and educational programs based on jazz, traditional Japanese music and combinations of the two. Some of our current features are briefly described in the following list.