Hoggard’s Vibes on NPR’s Top Jazz Album List

Jay Hoggard's Christmas Vibes All Thru The Year.

Jay Hoggard’s Christmas Vibes All Thru The Year.

NPR Jazz named Connecticut vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard’s album Christmas Vibes All Thru The Year on its top “5 Jazz Christmas Albums for 2012” list.

Hoggard, adjunct professor of music, has recorded more than 20 albums. For his latest, he draws upon the Christian tradition in which he was raised — his father was a clergyman — for a universal message surrounding all the good things of the season.

Joining Hoggard are fellow respected veterans James Weidman on organ and Bruce Cox on drums.