It is with great sadness we that note the passing of Boosey & Hawkes composer and jazz pianist Andrew Hill. Hill died Friday, April 20, 2007 several years after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 75 years old and lived in Jersey City, NJ. The funeral will be open to the public at Trinity Church (89 Broadway at Wall Street) this Friday, April 27, at 2:00 pm. Those who would like to send cards or condolences to his family may use our address.
Boosey & Hawkes
c/o Andrew Hill Memorial
35 E. 21 St.
New York, NY 10010
Andrew enjoyed a lengthy international career as performer and recording artist, and educator. He leaves an extensive and highly acclaimed recorded legacy, dating from the 1950s (So In Love) to his 2006 trio album Time Lines (Blue Note), named to many critics' top ten lists. Hill is survived by his wife Joanne Robinson Hill, and a neice, nephew and cousin, besides a devoted coterie of friends, typically creative artists and perceptive fans.
Just before his passing, Hill was delighted to learn of two honors which will now be designated posthumously. The first is an honorary doctorate of music degree from Berklee College of Music which will be presented at commencement on May 12. Previous jazz honorees for their achievements in the world of music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture" include Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Quincy Jones and Ahmet Ertegun. He was also recently named a NEA Jazz Master (2008), joining the ranks of the most accomplished of jazz artists.
We are honored to have been a part of his life over the past few months and will continue to work to bring the legacy of his music to listeners far and wide. More information on Andrew Hill can be found on our website boosey.com/hill or his website andrewhilljazz.com.
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