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"this group….you hear great jazz, avant-garde contemporary, dreams, world beats, and rhythm! They are never afraid to try something new…. I love it!"


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H Project/H Project Performing Arts Association seeks sponsors and grant funding to commission new works and arrangements for public performance.

May 2016: HPPAA Director Hehmsoth received his  2nd Fulbright Senior Specialist Jazz grant from the U.S. State Department! He will be guest professor / artist in residence at Institut ProJazz in Santiago, Chile during the summer.


An HPPAA project under development will spread international goodwill and creativity worldwide, emphasizing the global and cross-cultural impact of the arts, especially music.
The Project (complete details here) will harness, enlist, and elevate global creativity as a bond across nations and cultures.


HPPAA President Hank Hehmsoth has been selected
as principal investigator for a Performance Grant from
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music @MusicTxstate

Music Braille Code Project - AEIF

Eddie Durham Celebration with NEA Jazz Masters Rufus Reid and Dan Morgenstern

Proceeds are used to further the mission of H Project, including commissioning and mentoring programs.

Jazz Educator's Network JEN Convention
with Count Basie vocalist Miss Carmen Bradford

For more than 15 years, H Project members — Hank Hehmsoth, John Mills, James Fenner, Steve Summer, and Spencer Starnes have pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the group to include a synthesis of American jazz, contemporary art music, and an international mix of world cultures.

In the process, H Project has become an influential 21st century ensemble in Texas, performing concerts, and releasing videos and recordings.