William Hogg is an international performer and recording artist known for his fierce and moving performances. Hogg boasts over 17 years of playing and teaching experience in several states in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Morocco North Africa, France, South Africa, and Mexico. Hogg’s passionate approach to music touches the lives of thousands of people yearly on the stage and in the classroom. He has worked with the Cincinnati Pops, Richmond Symphony and has been a featured soloist with the Kentucky Symphony, the Springfield Symphony and the Blue Ash Symphony.
Hogg has performed with or accompanied a wide array of artists including the Temptations, the Coasters, the Dells, Josh Groban, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, the Drifters, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band, Scott Hamilton, Mahmoud Guinia, Brad Goode, John Von Ohlen, Manhattan Transfer, Lonnie Mack, Steve Turre, the Gypsy Kings, Carl Weathersby, Jeff Coffin, Rick Margitza, and Little Anthony and the Imperials to name a few.
As a recording artist William Hogg, in collaboration with the group Schvilkus, won a nomination for Best Jazz/Instrumental Group at the National Association of Music Merchants Convention, 1999. He can also be found playing on recordings with such artists as Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, The Goshorn Brothers, and a number of radio, television, motion picture, and commercial recordings. Hogg can be heard as a featured soloist on the Inclusion Network's release, Hidden Treasures with Rich Uncle Skeleton and the Psycho-Acoustic Orchestra. International recording releases include the 2009 release of “Night in Morocco” with Kristin Marion featuring his own arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”. Other recordings include “Christmas 4 You” and “Tha Funk Capital of the World” with Bootsy Collins, “Death by Stereo” with Umphrey’s McGee, the award winning release of “Character Flaws” by KingSonic and “Strange Kind of Thing” by G. Miles and the Hitmen.
Theatre performances include the Off Broadway hit Love, Janis at Actor’s Theatre, Louisville Kentucky and the Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati Ohio.
Hogg is the Assistant Professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Northern Kentucky University. As an administrator, Hogg is the director of the Jazz Studies program. He also teaches a variety of jazz courses including pedagogy, performance ensembles, improvisation, jazz appreciation and jazz styles and analysis. Finally, Hogg works with a number of community service organizations in the United States, Morocco, and South Africa through his own organization, the EMPOWER Program.
William Brian Hogg is Conn-Selmer Artist and active member of ASCAP.