Biography

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“An elegiac cover of the punk band Misfits’ ‘Where Eagles Dare’ featured Maggie Hasspacher playing double bass as she also sang ethereally, evoking West Coast lo-fi.”
–N.Y.Times

“There was attitude. There was intonation too (what punk band tunes before every song?). Rountree sang, as did bassist Maggie Hasspacher with particular charm.”  – L.A. Times

Maggie Hasspacher is a bassist/vocalist based in the Detroit area and recently graduated with a DMA from the University of Michigan. She performs as a member of new music collective Wild Up in Los Angeles, as co-founder of AMMAduo, a classical/jazz fusion group with Amy K. Bormet, and as a member of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Flint, MI. AMMAduo recently completed their first tour in Europe, performing in Vienna, Austria and Gothenburg, Sweden in September 2017. Hasspacher also performed on tour with the Lucerne Festival Academy as a third-time participant and will return next year to Lucerne Festival in their Young Performance program, dancing and playing as music outreach in Swiss schools. In recent years, Hasspacher sang on soundtracks for the History Channel and PBS and given solo performances live on the radio for KPCC Los Angeles and WLRN Miami. She has been guest artist twice at the O, Miami Poetry Festival and presented shows with AMMAduo in the Washington Women in Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series in Washington D.C., the Craft in America Study Center in Los Angeles and at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, MI. She released her first singer/songwriter album We Shall Overcome in 2015 and recently recorded two EPs to be released soon.

Hasspacher Gets Wild – Artificialist Article

Arab Orchestra Hits the Right Notes in the US- Al Jazeera Artic

Maggie evokes West Coast “lo-fi” w/ Wild Up