He is often asked whether "Jett" is his given name, and indeed it is. He was named for Jett Rink, the character played by James Dean in the 1956 movie "Giant."
Jett holds degrees in both music and German, including a doctorate in music composition. His teachers have included Miles Osland, Joseph Baber, Ted Hansen, and Carolyn Hickson. His works include Yellowstone for Violin and Orchestra, Doe-eyed, and Prelude to Good-bye.
He has worked as a professor at the Technische Hochschule in Merseburg, Germany, Idaho State University, and Sam Houston State University.
Jett has photographed Yellowstone Park extensively, and you can view his photos on-line at Yellowstone Photos.
You can download MP3s of many of his compositions as well as read more about him and his works at Yellowstone Wilderness Publishing.
|Yellowstone for Violin and Orchestra
Written by Yellowstone outfitter Jett Hitt and recorded by the Slovak Radio Symphony.