Ken Hazlett graduated from the University of Toronto (B. Mus. Ed.) where he studied tuba with Canadian Brass member, Charles Daellenbach. After graduating from the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, he served as an Itinerant Music Teacher with the Toronto District School Board. For twenty-seven years, he taught full time at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. He established one of the most respected Instrumental Music programs in Toronto.
Ken has performed in many Toronto-based music organizations. He sang with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, under the direction of the late Elmer Iseler, and played tuba with the Etobicoke Youth Orchestra, Etobicoke Philharmonic and the York Symphony Orchestra.
In 1982, he founded the Etobicoke Youth Band, and conducted this ensemble of high school students for 25 years.
Ken is a founder of the Toronto Concert Band and the Riffintime Big Band in 2014. He is currently the tuba player for the Bloor Street Dixie Serenaders and music director and tuba player for the Toronto Concert Band and music director and trombone player in Riffintime Big Band.
Since 1988 Ken has served as conductor at the Toronto District School Board Music by the Lake/Toronto Music Camp on the site of Camp Wahanowin. He has been a conductor at the National Music Camp of Canada since 2008.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for Kiwanis Music Festival of Toronto.