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Michael Hackett / Tim Coffman Sextet featuring Sharel Cassity - Album Release Party

465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

07/22/2022 - 07/22/2022

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Micheal Hackett - trumpet


Tim Coffman - trombone


Sharel Cassity - saxophone


Jeremy Kahn - piano


Christian Dillingham - bass


Bob Rummage - drums


The sextet co-lead by trumpeter Michael Hackett and trombonist Tim Coffman is a collaboration based upon a 40 year friendship. While attending the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music during the 1980’s, the two played together frequently in groups ranging from quintets to the university big bands, in rehearsals, concerts, on recitals, gigs, and tours. Upon leaving school, Hackett headed east; first to the Washington, DC area and later New York City, while Coffman chose to locate in the Chicago area, where he became a mainstay on the jazz scene and a successful teacher. Recently relocated to the Madison, WI area, Hackett approached Coffman about perhaps creating a joint project, and this new recording is the result. Settling upon a sextet format, Hackett reached out to a recent acquaintance, rising saxophone star Sharel Cassity, to fill the other horn slot. Meanwhile, Coffman secured the services of some of the most high-profile Chicago musicians for the rhythm section: pianist extraordinaire, Jeremy Kahn; the young bass prodigy, Christian Dillingham; and legendary Chicago drummer, Bob Rummage. Splitting the writing and arranging duties, this recording features five Hackett originals, one by Coffman, and arrangements of tunes by Tom Harrel and McCoy Tyner.


Michael Hackett’s career has been quite diverse, backing up artists such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Frankie Valli, and Perry Como as well as performing in jazz clubs such as Birdland, The Village Vanguard, Swing 46, and Blues Alley while living in New York City and Washington, DC. His playing has been featured in national television and radio commercials, and many recordings, including those with Scott Whitfield’s “Birdland Band” the Jazz Orchestra East, with The Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis, and his own recordings as a leader: “Circles” (2005), “New Point of View” (2013), and a new sextet recording co-led with Chicago trombonist Tim Coffman “Western Skies” which is due to be released in June of 2022.


Tim Coffman is one of the most active trombonists and teachers in the Chicago area. A graduate of the prestigious Jazz Studies program at Indiana University, Mr. Coffman worked closely with David Baker and Keith Brown. He was awarded the Performer’s Certificate following his Senior Recital.


Mr. Coffman is in demand for studio and show work and has performed with Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Louie Bellson, Aretha Franklin and many others. In 2022 Mr. Coffman toured with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. He is a former member of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and The Rob Parton Big Band and is currently a member of the New Standard Jazz Orchestra, The Bob Lark Alumni Big Band and the Bob Lark Septet. Mr. Coffman was on the Jazz Studies faculty at DePaul University from 1997-2021. He is now on the faculty and is the Jazz Studies Coordinator at North Central College in Naperville, IL. In the summer, he teaches at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop at the University of Louisville.





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465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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