ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Hilliard Greene

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Name: Hilliard Greene
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Macintosh Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Negro Spirituals from the Underground Railroad - When Folksongs Bring Freedom
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Recital
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Classical - unaccompanied, Improvisation, Jazz - unaccompanied, Other

Greene has been playing professionally for 35 years and studying music
practically all his life. His emphases are in classical, jazz, rock,
blues, R&B, as well as the music of other continents and
U.S. regions.  Currently he is concentrating on solo performance.

   Having studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and at
the University of Northern Iowa.  He performs widely in the New York City
area in recitals and at nightclubs.  He's featured on numerous
recordings, has performed on both television and radio, and has toured
major cities throughout the United States and Canada, South America, Europe,
and Asia.

Greene performed and recorded with Jimmy
Scott for 20+ years, serving as his Musical Director from 1995 to 2013. Greene
was also Cecil Taylor’s Concert Master for his group “Phtongos”. He was in
residence at Minton’s a.k.a. legendary Minton’s Playhouse as the house bassist.

As a bandleader Greene produced three
CDs with his own ensemble The Jazz Expressions. Two solo bass recordings “Alone"
on Soul Search and a recording featuring Negro Spirituals released through
Unseen Rain Records.

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