Dr. Warren Hatfield is a highly acclaimed woodwind performer, conductor, arranger, and music educator. He received the BA degree in music at the University of Northern Iowa ( Cedar Falls) and holds the MA and Ph.D degrees from the University of Iowa ( Iowa City).
He served on the faculty at South Dakota State University, from 1961 until his retirement in 1993, where he conducted the Symphonic Band, the Symphony Orchestra and directed the Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Studies program. Prior to 1961 he served as a bandsman in the U. S. Air Force and taught public school music in Illinois and Iowa.
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“Doc” has performed, since 1950, as principal oboist in several orchestras, and as a saxophonist and woodwinds artist in many big bands and combos, including the award winning quintet “Jazz Portraits”. He has performed with a host of musical luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Urbie Green, Gary Burton and GuntherSchuller. He has toured Europe several times as a conductor and performer including a State Department sponsored tour of Western Europe and the Soviet Union in 1966.
He presently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where is a freelance performer, arranger, clinician, and private studio instructor. He is the musical director of a ten-piece band, “deja vu”, and has recorded three CDs with a number of Los Angeles area friends. He has also recorded with Phoenix based musicians Lynn Roberts and C. C. Jones. His most recent CD, “Smile” was recorded with top studio string players in Los Angeles and featured world-renown composer, arranger and conductor John Cacavas, as well as pianist Tom Ranier, bassist Adrian Rosen, trumpeter Jim Linahon, trombonist Jeff Tower and guitarist Tom Hynes, Previous CDs were with Linahon, Rosen. drummer Jim Coffin and pianist Shelly Berg.