27 October 1958, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Although Hazeltine began his formal studies playing organ, it was on piano that he first attracted attention. For a number of years he played in his home-town, sitting in with musicians such as Sonny Stitt, Charles McPherson and Pepper Adams, and appearing on radio. In the 80s and on through the 90s, having moved to New York City in 1992, he played with artists such as Jon Hendricks, Junior Cook and Brian Lynch, was musical director for the singer Marlena Shaw, and was also a member of Slide Hamptons Jazz Masters Big Band. Among other musicians with whom he worked in the 90s, both on live dates and recording sessions, were Peter Washington (bass), Ray Appleton and Louis Hayes (drums), Joe Locke and Stefon Harris (vibraphones), and Eric Alexander. Additionally, Hazeltine has found the time to join a group of his contemporaries, drummer Joe Farnsworth, trombonist Steve Davis, trumpeter Jim Rotondi, guitarist Peter...