Arsenal Center for the ArtsJazz at the Arsenal: Thaddeus Hogarth
Born in the U.K. and raised in the West Indies, Thaddeus Hogarth is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music. A two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/Blues, he has been a prominent singer, guitarist, harmonica player, and singer-songwriter in the R&B tradition on the New England music scene since 1990.
Hogarth has shared the bill or stage with acts such as of Tower of Power, Average White Band, Johnny Winter, Ernie Isley, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Jimmy Cliff, the Neville Brothers, Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, Eric Gales, and James Montgomery. His band was among those chosen to represent Bose in live venues nationwide when it launched its L1 line of products, the personalized amplification system. His former notable contribution to the Boston music scene was back in the early 90s as the prinicipal lead singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player for the Heavy Metal Horns. As a harmonica player, he has been featured on radio and in soundtracks for PBS programming.