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Dylan Gechoff

Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar and Piano

Deb Hogan

John Hasselback III

Deb Hogan has been teaching music for 17 years with 16 of those years at Matt’sMusic. Deb attended State University of New York at Fredonia where she received herMaster’s in Music Education. Deb is a proud veteran of the Marine Corp spending fouryears in the 3 rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. She teaches several band instruments, witha main concentration on brass instruction. Her students consistently score highest inthe county for the NYSSMA festivals. Deb participates in several ensembles includingthe Ladies 1 st Jazz Band on trombone, Buffalo Silver Band on euphonium, and thenational award-winning Tonawanda American Legion Band on euphonium. Deb has alifelong love of learning!

Buffalo New York native John Hasselback III is quickly establishing himself as a lyrical trumpet soloist and composer in New York City’s vibrant jazz scene.  Hasselback’s colorful sound is thoroughly informed by the lineage of jazz trumpet tradition, combining the sounds of yesterday with the sounds of tomorrow.


While attending The Hartt School of Music’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz on a full-tuition scholarship, and The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College on a graduate talent scholarship, Hasselback was privileged to be mentored under the tutelage of master trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Jon Faddis.  

Hasselback maintains a regular performing schedule winning top positions in the prestigious “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program of 2016”, earning recognition as “Buffalo’s Jazz Rising Star of 2017”, and The Hartford Jazz Society’s “Emerging Jazz Artist of 2018”. Hasselback is also a recipient of the 2019 Pathways to Jazz Grant.

Hasselback has performed or recorded with Grammy award winning artists and notable musicians including Joe Lovano, Steve Davis, Kenny Washington, Donald Harrison, Nat Reeves, Eric McPherson, Rene McLean, Ronnie Burrage, Jonathan Barber, Freddie Hendrix, David Gibson, Rick Germanson, Ken Peplowski, Doug Weiss, Pete Malinverni, Jon Faddis, Billy Pierce, Steve Nelson, and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath. He has also performed at notable venues including The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club, The Apollo Music Cafe, The Side Door Jazz Club, The Northwest Jazz Festival, The Albright Knox Summer Jazz Stage, The Handel Performing Arts Center, The Purchase Performing Arts Center, The White Plains Jazz Festival, The Hartford Jazz Cruise, and The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts.

Hasselback is also active in the world of film and multimedia, creating content for clients displayed to thousands worldwide. As an educator, he can be found here at Matt’s Music teaching trumpet & piano. 

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