Jazz at the Trout presents Randal Harrison Hoecherl
October 17 6:30pm
Violinist/Vocalist Randal Harrison Hoecherl charms, challenges and inspires listeners of all ages. Critics have simultaneously declared him reminiscent of Niccolo` Paganini, Stephane Grappelli, Al Di Meal and Frank Zappa. His community has honored him with four Madison Area Music Awards for Best Blues Artist, Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, and Classical Artist of the Year, an EMMY nomination for composition, and serving as President of the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin. Performance credits include work with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Blue Note recording artists Ben Tucker and Dane Richeson, legendary drummer Sam Lay of the Paul Butterﬁeld Blues Band and “the funky drummer” himself Clyde Stubbleﬁeld. Randal’s compositions, arrangements, and performances appear in documentary ﬁlm, television and over 100 artist recordings including works for Naxos and his own label StringFling Records.
While enjoying a career of composing, performing and recording, Randal has always shared what he has learned with young musicians. He was the founder and director of the East Side Talent Education Association of Madison (ESTEAM) and now travels the world to work with students and colleagues – sharing ideas on improvisation and an eclectic mix of violin studies. You can ﬁnd him at places like the American Suzuki Institute and the Singapore International String Conference.
You can ﬁnd Randal’s current projects at www.StringFling.com