Equally at home as a performer and a teacher, Jason Hausback has been active in many musical spheres. Prior to his arrival at Missouri State University, Jason was the Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Eastfield College (Mesquite, TX), and Brookhaven College (Farmer’s Branch, TX). He was also a teaching fellow in both the trombone studio and the jazz studies department at the University of North Texas. Under his direction, the U-Tubes won the 2010 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, and issued their first CD entitled “The U-Tubes” in the spring of 2011. While a student at UNT, Jason was also a member of the internationally-acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band and was on the recording “Lab 2009,” which was subsequently nominated for two Grammies.
Jason has an interest in early music and enjoys this diverse and challenging repertoire. He plays the tenor and bass sackbuts and performed at the 2007 Boston Early Music Festival and at the 2008 Misiones de Chiquitos Baroque Music Festival in Bolivia. He is currently writing his dissertation on the sonatas of Dario Castello, a seventeenth-century Italian composer who wrote extensively for the sackbut.
Jason enjoys travel and has had the opportunity to perform across the United States, as well as in Canada, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Thailand.
In 2008, Jason was the winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop National Classical Bass Trombone Solo Competition, as well as the ITA Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. His trombone quartet “Bell Street Four” also won the 2008 ITA Quartet competition.