Latin and Jazz groups toured and recorded with include- Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Gerry Mulligan, Machito, Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrell, The Latin Giants, The Bronx Horns, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Mambo Legends Orchestra, Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, and the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine (quintet). Ken has also performed with Herbie Hancock.
Extensive touring and recording with vocalists includes Sting, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Sarah Vaughn, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Michel Legrand, Joe Cocker, Audra McDonald, Chaka Khan, Michael Buble, and 13 years as soloist with Liza Minnelli.
In the classical genre Ken has performed featured solos in Orchestral performances with The Metropolitan Opera, The American Symphony, New York Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Concordia Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, The American Composers Orchestra, NE Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and the Westchester Philharmonic
In December of 2011 Ken and his wife Sue Halloran released their first CD celebrating their 25th anniversary-“I Can Cook Too”. The CD has received only rave reviews from 9 of the most prominent jazz critics.
Ken Hitchcock was one of the most in demand multi-reed instrumentalists in New York City and now in Roanoke,VA. Equally at home on the Orchestral Concert stage as well as in any type of jazz big band or combo, funk, R+B and Latin groups.
Ken has played on 3 Grammy award winning albums with Gerry Mulligan, Machito, and with Steely Dan on their two most recent CDs including the 4 Grammy Award winner- “Two Against Nature” and “Everything Must Go”.