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Thomas Hagen

BSR Contributor Since October 24, 2023

Thomas Hagen (he/him) grew up in Pennsylvania and studied music at Settlement Music School, the Kimmel Center and Yale University. He currently contributes for BSR and WXPN Local.

Thomas Hagen grew up in Pennsylvania attending jazz programs at Settlement Music School and the Kimmel Center. He graduated from Lower Merion High School and Yale University, where he studied writing, music, and audio technology. Thomas has worked at Philly schools, Play On Philly, UArts, and ACLU PA in addition to contributing for BSR and WXPN Local.

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17 orchestra musicians surround Holloway, a Black woman, singing at center stage in a black skirt and top.

Talking with Matthew Koveal and Marjorie Goldberg of the No Name Pops about their October 28 debut, Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and the Philly Sound

“We want to be led by musicians”

The No Name Pops, a new nonprofit orchestra featuring musicians formerly of the Philly POPS, gets its debut with some special guests in a Saturday, October 28, concert at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Verizon Hall. Leaders speak with Thomas Hagen.
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Thomas Hagen

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Black & white outdoor photo of the black-hatted musicians playing, bending over keyboard, drums, and upright bass.

Philly jazz album double review: THE UNIVERSE IS WITHIN WHO by Spectral Forces, and The Lighthouse by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Odean Pope

Heroic jazz legacies looking to the future

January boasted two adventurous new albums from Philly jazz groups: THE UNIVERSE IS WITHIN WHO by Spectral Forces and The Lighthouse by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Odean Pope, offering contrasting views into jazz past and future. Thomas Hagen reviews.
Thomas Hagen

Thomas Hagen

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