Joshua Hatcher Quartet at Doo-Bop 29 June

I’m looking forward to playing at this brand new Brisbane jazz club with my quartet featuring special guest Steve Newcomb (playing Doo-Bop’s beautiful new piano) on 29 June. We’ll be playing some really swinging classic repertoire including music by Wayne... Read More

BOJAC Performance 14 May

The Brisbane Original Jazz Artists Cooperative is a recently formed organisation that convenes a to present original Brisbane Jazz. I’m excited to present 2 of my groups on 14 May at Backbone (38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane) as part of... Read More

2017’s New Beginnings

2017 has so far been a year has been a year full of interesting new projects. I’ve started 2 new groups with some excellent musicians and have been enjoying playing residencies of 2 months for each group at Ric’s bar... Read More

2016 National Jazz Awards

Each year during the last weekend in October the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz hosts the National Jazz Awards and I was thrilled to be selected as 1 of 10 finalists in the saxophone competition for this year’s festival. Straight up... Read More

Risk Residency at Ric’s

In October I started a new project called Risk for a residency at iconic Brisbane venue Ric’s Bar. Joining me each Wednesday night have been Steve Newcomb (organ) and Aaron Jansz (drums) and we’ve had some featured guests including Ben... Read More

New music underway

After a leave-of-absence I’m getting back into the swing of things for my masters. I’m currently working on a few new compositions that will be premiered next month at Artsworx Theatre in Toowoomba. This set of compositions seem to have... Read More

Essentially Ellington

This week Vincent Gardner and Reggie Thomas from the Jazz at Lincoln Centre (New York) made their annual trip to Brisbane for the Essentially Ellington Teachers’ Conference hosted by Jazz Music Institute (JMI). It was a fantastic few days of... Read More

Perth trip

I’ll be heading to Perth next week for 2 exciting performances with 2 different groups. On May 31 I’ll be playing music from Now and Then at Four5Nine with amazing Perth musicians Ricki Malet (trumpet), Gabriel Fatin (piano), Kate Pass... Read More

Recent Highlights

I’ve had some fun gigs lately with a bunch of different musicians from various parts of the jazz scene. On 31 March I played with drummer Andrew Dickeson’s (SYD) band at JMI Live with Ben Hauptman (guitar), Dan Quigley (trumpet)... Read More

Abbreviations Orchestra Album Launch

I’ll be playing with Abbreviations Orchestra to launch a new album called Golden Sands next week at JMI Live in Brisbane. The centrepiece of the album is a suite that Andrew Garton has composed based on his grandfather’s beach house... Read More


I am really pleased to have The Room Next Door and Forgotten Languages from my my album Now and Then selected as finalists in the Jazz category at the 2016 QMusic Awards alongside music from Berardi / Foran / Karlen... Read More

Sydney Trip

Earlier this month I was lucky to be funded by Jazz Music Institute to travel to Sydney for a few days to spend some time with one of Australia’s foremost masters of saxophone pedagogy, Col Loughnan. We discussed the intricacies... Read More

2016 WAYJO Composer-In-Residence

Earlier this month I was stoked to be awarded the position of 2016 Composer-in-Residence with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. I’ve been commissioned to write 3 new pieces for their Composer’s Ensemble to be premiered at the Perth International... Read More

EMO at Brisbane Jazz Club

Coming up on December 10 is the annual offering of new works by Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra where we invite local composers to bring in new material they’ve been working on or compose new works for us to premier. The theme... Read More

Now and Then available online and in-store

Several tracks from Now and Then have been getting radio play in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Hobart throughout October and I’m pleased to announce that the album is now available through several new avenues including: and where you can listen... Read More

Premiering new music at Jazz Upstairs

On September 27 I’ll be joined by my quartet to reopen Jazz Upstairs’ concert series and premier some new works that I’ve written as part of my master’s research into composition. The music for this performance has been developed especially... Read More