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Andrew Hill 85th Birthday Celebration

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm nightly

This special two–night engagement celebrates the life and music of Andrew Hill (1931–2007) celebrating  the pianist/composer’s 85th birthday on June 30, 2016, with music by a host of Hill disciples and former sidemen including Vijay Iyer, Frank Kimbrough, and Nasheet Waits. “While many of his contemporaries were totally jettisoning the rhythmic and harmonic techniques of bop and hard bop, Hill worked to extend their possibilities; his was a revolution from within…As a pianist, Hill had a flowing melodicism and an elastic sense of time. Like his composing, Hill's playing had an ever–present air of spontaneity and was almost completely devoid of cliché.” (AllMusic)

Earlier Event: September 19
Mingus Big Band
Later Event: September 22
Russell Malone Quartet