St. Olaf College
Dave Hagedorn is an Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches percussion, jazz studies, and world music. St. Olaf Jazz I won the DownBeat magazine award for best undergraduate college large jazz ensemble in 2011.
Hagedorn holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and the University of Minnesota. He has a duo album, Horizons, with pianist Dan Cavanagh, released in 2010, and a trio recording, Solid/Liquid on the artegra label in SACD format released in October of 2003. He has recorded with Brian Setzer, on the 2009 release Songs from the Lonely Avenue, the George Russell Living Time Orchestra on Blue Note Recordings (“The African Game,” nominated for a Grammy® award), jazz singer Debbie Duncan on Igmod Recordings, and also with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on Teldec Recordings.
Hagedorn regularly performs in the Twin Cities with groups such as the Phil Hey Quartet, Pete Whitman’s X-tet, Spiral Visions (a Bobby Hutcherson tribute band), and the Chris Bates Good Vibes Trio.