Hill Greene


Acoustic • Electric • Fretless • Upright Electric • Piccolo

Gerry Hemingway Composer Percussionist

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Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than thirty years and has been playing professionally over twenty years. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B as well as the music of other continents and US regions. Currently he is concentrating on solo performance.

Greene has performed and/or recorded with Jimmy Scott, serving as his Musical Director and with Cecil Taylor where he was Concert Master for his group "Phtongos." He has also worked with Gloria Lynne, Jacky Terrasson, The Inkspots, Rashied Ali, Leroy Jenkins, Jimmy Ponder, Eddie Gladden, Vanessa Rubin, Yoron Israel, Cindy Blackman, Electric Symphony, Charles Gayle, Jack Walrath, Don Pullen, Dave Douglas, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Carla Cook, Josh Roseman, John Hicks, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Oscar Brown Jr., Steve Swell, Gebhard Ullman, Barry Altschul and The Jazz Expressions.

As a band leader he produced two CDs with his own ensemble, The Jazz Expressions, and a solo bass CD entitled "Alone."

He teaches classes at The Bass Collective in New York City as well as privately, and conducts workshops for both children and adults.

Greene performs widely in the New York City area in recitals, nightclubs, and recordings, and on television and radio programs. He has appeared in major cities throughout the United and South America.

Greene studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Northern Iowa.

Currently he endorses Thomastik - Infeld strings and Godlyke basses.

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