Calvin Hill, bass!

CALVIN HILL: Bassist, Composer, Arranger, Educator


June 27, 1945; Bridgeport, Connecticut; started the study of music at 10 years of age; played trumpet, trombone, and saxophone in school bands; switched to bass last year of high school.


received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Berklee College of Music; received a Master of Special Education from Hunter College; private studies with bassist Richard Davis.



McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Max Roach, George Coleman, Betty Carter, Jr. Mance, Joanne Brackeen, Barry Harris, Chet Baker, Billy Eckstine, Thad Jones- Mel Lewis Orch., Sonny Stitt, Gloria Lynn, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Marlena Shaw, Larry Coryell


Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Barry Harris, Lee Konitz, Lou Donaldson, Jr. Mance, Hugh Lawson, Michael Carvin, Enrico Rava

Radio, T.V., Movies:

First Women's Jazz Festival [Italian T.V.]; "Cotton Club" [movie soundtrack]; "Jazz in America" [P.B.S.T.V.]; "Jazz Alive" [N.P.R.. Radio]


"Bing Crosby Show" [his final N.Y. Broadway appearance]; "French Dressing" [Off Broadway production]; "Jazz Set"[Off Broadway Production].


U. of Massachusetts [Clinician]; International Art of Jazz [Artist in residence]; Long Island U. [Adjunct Professor]; Housatonic Community College [Adjunct Professor]; New York City Public Schools [Music Teacher]; Bergen County, New Jersey [Special Education Teacher].

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