Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than 30 years and has been playing professionally over twenty. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B, Tango as well as the music of other continents and US regions. Currently he is concentrating on solo performance.
Greene studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Northern Iowa. He has been teaching private students and classes for over 25 years. He is currently a full-time faculty member at the Bass Collective in New York City. He continues to teach privately in doing workshops and master classes in upright and electric bass 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 Europe, United States, Asia and South America.
Greene has performed and/or recorded with Jimmy Scott, currently 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, Nipsy Russell, 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., Daniel Carter, Warren Smith, Howard Johnson, Lucian Ban, Alex Harding, T.K. Blue, John Esposito, Eddie Gale, Bobby Few, Sabir Mateen, Perry Robinson, Frank Lacy, Roy Campbell Jr., Perry Robinson, Lenore Raphael, George Haslam, Barry Altschul, Steve Swell, Gebhard Ullman, Petras Vysniauskas, Vijay Iyer, Matana Roberts, Klaus Kugel, Billy Bang, Jason Moran and The Jazz Expressions.
As a band leader produced three CD’s under with his own ensemble The Jazz Expressions and a solo bass CD entitled “Alone.”
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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