A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ANDREW HILL
AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH, THE JAZZ CHURCH"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 7:30PM
Musical offerings will include Greg Osby, saxophonist; Jason Moran, pianist; Andrew Hill's Point of Departure Sextet; spoken tributes by Michael Cuscuna, Blue Note and Mosaic Records; Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage
NEW YORK, NY -- Friends and family of the late composer and pianist Andrew Hill will host a public tribute concert at St. Peter's Church(619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City) at 7:30 pm on Sunday, September 23.
Throughout his forty year career, pianist and composer Andrew Hill defied categorization with hisenigmatic and sophisticated musical style. He was hailed by The New York Times as one of the 1960's jazz heroes" and was alternately referred to as a genius and a master by critics and colleagues alike. Hill's final release, Time Lines (Blue Note 2006), was voted Best Jazz Album by DownBeat magazine. In the months following his passing he has been designated a NEA Jazz Master (2008) and has been the posthumous recipient of several honors, including an honorary doctorate of music degree from the Berkelee College of Music, induction into the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and three awards from the Jazz Journalists Association: Composer of the Year (2007), Pianist of the Year (2007), and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Jazz. Just before his passing, Hill joined the ranks of such lauded composers as Stravinsky, Copland, Elliott Carter, as well as jazz luminaries David Benoit and Chick Corea by signing with renowned music publisher Boosey & Hawkes.
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