String Bass, Jazz Piano Jazz Composition, Lecturer, Jazz & Improvisational Music, UNR
(Jazz Combo Clinics)
Hans Halt has been participating as a Jazz Combo Clinician for the RJO's Jazz in the Schools for several years. Hans also performs regularly with the University of Nevada, Reno's jazz faculty combo, The Collective, and recently at the Steinway Gallery in Reno, those in the know were treated to a performance by the Collective featuring many of Mr. Halt's original compositions. The occasion was to congratulate Hans for receiving a Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship.
Hans holds his Bachelor and Master degrees from UNR and is a full time instructor of bass and jazz studies at the university. He is currently teaching Jazz Arranging, Jazz History, Jazz Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Keyboard Techniques and Applied Bass and Piano.
Mr. Halt began playing professionally over thirty years ago in Buffalo, NY. In 1980, Hans moved to the San Francisco Bay area gaining experience playing with top Bay Area musicians, including Mark Levine and Pete Escovedo. Since moving to the Reno area in 1985, Hans has been an active performer and composer with a variety of creative groups, including the Afro-Cuban jazz group No Comprende, The Ed Corey Trio (CD-Modal Citizen), and the University of Nevada, Reno’s jazz faculty, The Collective, (CD's- North, Boats,Balance, Once and Again). He also performs regularly with the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Jazz Orchestra.