Jaime Hazan

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Jaime is a native New Yorker who first played the piano at age 5 along with a Barry Manillow LP and considers Barry the ?guy that taught me to play? but embraces artists like Billy Joel, Elton John & composers David Foster, John Williams & James Horner who have been most influential in his musical pursuits. Coincidentally, Barry and Jaime share the same birthday... (not birth year). Jaime thinks the greatest thing in his life is the opportunity to play and write music - no doubt the best medicine for him - no FDA warning labels and happy side effects. Sometimes the most unexpected things in life are the most wonderful and welcomed surprises.

After suffering the side effects of being a first responder during the attacks of 9/11 on the World Trade Center, he was forced to table photography and all elements of his former professional career in order to take care of his health which originally lead him to studying and performing music. Happy accidents. Jaime also teaches and coaches privately in his home recording studio or on-site.

The Magnet Theatre is Jaime?s Tuesday night hot spot for accompanying Musical Improv troupes as a part of the Musical Megawatt rotation and the Musical Mixer Band. He performs at various popular venues throughout NYC including UCB, Chicago City Limits, Comedy Sportz, The Castillo Theatre All Stars Project, and The People?s Improv Theater and has studied Long-form improv training at The Magnet Theater, Gotham City Improv, and The P.I.T. in New York. This summer, (2012) he made his first network television appearance playing the piano on BRAVO?s Love Broker, as a ?client? of the matchmaker, produced by Intuitive Entertainment.

He is currently working on his Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film and Television at Berklee College of Music in Boston under Brad Hatfield, Ben Newhouse and Peter Bell, and studies Theory and Harmony at Mannes School of Music in New York City under Christopher Stone. His most trusted guide for studying and practicing musical improv is Frank Spitznagel. He hold as BS in Corporate Communication from Ithaca College, a Certification from New York University in Multimedia Production and has taken over 10 non-metriculated classes at the Internal Center of Photography in NYC.

Past Shows: Magnet Musical Improv Festival Fundraiser, 2010 (Piano Accompanist) , 2012 (Electric Bassist)