Theo Hill

Piano
Artist Albums
Recently Added
03/08/2020
Smalls
Hillel Salem "After-hours"
02/29/2020
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Eric Wyatt "After-hours"
02/25/2020
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Josh Evans Quintet
02/23/2020
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Hillel Salem "After-hours"
02/09/2020
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Hillel Salem "After-hours"
02/04/2020
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
11/15/2019
Mezzrow
Pianist Theo Hill
11/12/2019
Smalls
Frank Lacy Band
10/22/2019
Smalls
Frank Lacy Band
10/19/2019
Smalls
Eric Wyatt "After-hours"
09/17/2019
Smalls
Theo Hill Quartet
09/14/2019
Smalls
Eric Wyatt Trio "After-hours"
06/14/2019
Mezzrow
Pianist Theo Hill
06/08/2019
Smalls
Brooklyn Circle
05/28/2019
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Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse
05/25/2019
Smalls
Jack Walrath Quintet
05/24/2019
Smalls
Jack Walrath Quintet
05/21/2019
Smalls
Theo Hill Quartet
04/27/2019
Mezzrow
Pianist Theo Hill
03/06/2019
Smalls
Theo Hill Quartet
12/22/2018
Smalls
Robin Eubanks Quartet
12/21/2018
Smalls
Robin Eubanks Quartet
12/14/2018
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
11/24/2018
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
10/30/2018
Smalls
Theo Hill Quartet
10/26/2018
Mezzrow
Benny Benack III "After-hours"
10/20/2018
Smalls
Eric Wyatt "After-hours"
09/18/2018
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Smalls Legacy Band
09/04/2018
Smalls
Theo Hill Quartet
08/16/2018
Smalls
Adam Larson Quartet
07/10/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
07/07/2018
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
07/01/2018
Smalls
David Gibson Quintet
06/30/2018
Smalls
Eric Wyatt Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
06/26/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
06/19/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
06/05/2018
Smalls
Theo Hill Trio
06/02/2018
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
05/22/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
04/24/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
04/18/2018
Smalls
Theo Hill "After-hours"
04/15/2018
Smalls
David Gibson Quintet
04/14/2018
Smalls
Smalls Showcase: Ark Ovrutski Quartet
04/06/2018
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Jay Rodriguez Quartet
03/27/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
03/27/2018
Smalls
Josh Evans Quintet
03/13/2018
Smalls
Frank Lacy Group
12/15/2017
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
11/26/2017
Smalls
David Gibson Quintet
09/17/2017
Mezzrow
The Theo Hill Trio
09/03/2017
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
07/20/2017
Smalls
Brandon Lee Lewis' Program of Deprogramming
07/02/2017
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
05/23/2017
Smalls
Theo Hill Birthday Celebration
05/09/2017
Smalls
The Frank Lacy Group
03/19/2017
Smalls
The DG 5tet
03/18/2017
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "After-hours"
03/07/2017
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
12/20/2016
Smalls
The Frank Lacy Group
11/22/2016
Smalls
The Frank Lacy Group
09/24/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill - "After-hours"
09/06/2016
Smalls
The Frank Lacy Group
08/30/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
08/09/2016
Smalls
The Frank Lacy Group - Birthday Celebration
08/02/2016
Smalls
The Josh Evans Group
07/26/2016
Smalls
The Josh Evans Group
07/12/2016
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/10/2016
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
07/08/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
07/05/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
06/25/2016
Smalls
The Freddie Hendrix Quintet
06/24/2016
Smalls
The Freddie Hendrix Quintet
06/07/2016
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
05/31/2016
Smalls
The Josh Evans Group
05/31/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
04/24/2016
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
04/20/2016
Smalls
The Myron Walden Group
04/18/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
04/12/2016
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/11/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
04/05/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
04/04/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
03/28/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
03/21/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
03/14/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
03/08/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
03/07/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
03/04/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
02/29/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
02/22/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
02/09/2016
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
02/08/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
02/02/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
02/01/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
01/19/2016
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
01/14/2016
Smalls
The Sharel Cassity Quintet
01/13/2016
Smalls
David Gibson's BOOM
01/05/2016
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
01/02/2016
Mezzrow
Theo Hill - "after-hours"
12/17/2015
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
12/15/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
12/10/2015
Mezzrow
Theo Hill "after-hours"
12/01/2015
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
11/10/2015
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
11/06/2015
Smalls
Joe Farnsworth "after-hours"
11/03/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quartet
10/28/2015
Smalls
David Gibson's Boom!
10/27/2015
Smalls
Josh Evans Big Band
10/23/2015
Smalls
The Emma Larsson Quintet
10/13/2015
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
10/06/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
09/15/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
09/01/2015
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
08/27/2015
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quintet
08/22/2015
Smalls
The Fabio Morgera Brassect
08/18/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
08/11/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
08/04/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
07/28/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
07/07/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
07/04/2015
Smalls
The Clifford Barbaro Quintet
06/30/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
06/23/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
06/15/2015
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
05/26/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
05/22/2015
Smalls
David Gibson's Boom!
05/21/2015
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quartet
05/05/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
04/28/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
04/20/2015
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
04/07/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
03/31/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
03/24/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
03/17/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
03/04/2015
Smalls
The LSCQ Quintet
03/03/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
02/19/2015
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
02/17/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
02/03/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Bandy
01/27/2015
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
01/20/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
01/06/2015
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
12/23/2014
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
12/02/2014
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Big Band
11/04/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
10/21/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
09/08/2014
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
09/02/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
08/26/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
08/23/2014
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
08/19/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/29/2014
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
07/22/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
07/15/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/11/2014
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
07/01/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
06/24/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
06/10/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
06/03/2014
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
06/03/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
05/27/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
05/20/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band featuring Frank Lacy
05/06/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/29/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
04/23/2014
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
04/22/2014
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
04/15/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/01/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
03/25/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
03/18/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
03/04/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
02/25/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
02/24/2014
Smalls
The Gerry Gibbs "Thrasher"
02/18/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
02/04/2014
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
02/04/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
01/28/2014
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
01/07/2014
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
12/31/2013
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
12/10/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
12/07/2013
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
12/03/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
11/21/2013
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quintet
11/19/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
11/15/2013
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
11/05/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
11/05/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
10/29/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/26/2013
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
10/18/2013
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
10/15/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/15/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
10/08/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/08/2013
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
10/01/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/01/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
09/11/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
09/10/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
09/03/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
08/31/2013
Smalls
The Landham Brothers Group
08/15/2013
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quintet
08/13/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
08/06/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
08/01/2013
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quintet
07/30/2013
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
07/23/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/18/2013
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quintet
07/17/2013
Smalls
The David Gibson Quartet
07/17/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
07/16/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/09/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
07/02/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
06/19/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
06/18/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
06/05/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
06/04/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
06/01/2013
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
05/29/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
05/21/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
05/14/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
05/08/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
05/07/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
05/03/2013
Smalls
Afterhours with: Tyler Mitchell
05/01/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
04/30/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/23/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/17/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
04/16/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
04/09/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
03/26/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
03/20/2013
Smalls
The David Gibson Quintet
03/19/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
03/13/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
03/12/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
02/26/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Little Big Band
02/19/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
01/23/2013
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
01/22/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Little Big Band
01/08/2013
Smalls
The Next Generation Sessions hosted by Kyle Poole and Friends
01/08/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
01/01/2013
Smalls
The Smalls Little Big Band
12/28/2012
Smalls
The Lawrence Leathers Group
12/27/2012
Smalls
The Carlos Abadie Quartet
12/26/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
12/19/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
12/18/2012
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
12/12/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
12/11/2012
Smalls
The Smalls Legacy Band
12/04/2012
Smalls
Smalls Legacy Band
11/27/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
11/20/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
11/14/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
11/13/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
11/06/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/23/2012
Smalls
Frank Lacy, Josh Evans & Theo Hill
10/17/2012
Smalls
Frank Lacy, Josh Evans & Theo Hill
10/16/2012
Smalls
Frank Lacy, Josh Evans & Theo Hill
10/09/2012
Smalls
Frank Lacy, Josh Evans & Theo Hill
10/02/2012
Smalls
Frank Lacy, Josh Evans & Theo Hill
09/29/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
09/18/2012
Smalls
Josh Evans & Theo Hill Sextet
09/12/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
09/11/2012
Smalls
Josh Evans & Theo Hill
09/08/2012
Smalls
The Tim Green Quartet
09/05/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
09/04/2012
Smalls
Josh Evans & Theo Hill
08/28/2012
Smalls
osh Evans & Theo Hill
08/15/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
08/14/2012
Smalls
osh Evans & Theo Hill
08/07/2012
Smalls
Josh Evans & Theo Hill
08/04/2012
Smalls
The Emily Braden Quintet
08/01/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
07/31/2012
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
07/17/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
07/10/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
07/03/2012
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
06/30/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
06/26/2012
Smalls
The Josh Evans Group
06/22/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
06/19/2012
Smalls
The Josh Evans Big Band
06/13/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
06/12/2012
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
06/05/2012
Smalls
The Theo Hill Quintet
05/29/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
05/22/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
05/19/2012
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Group
05/16/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
04/25/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
04/05/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
03/24/2012
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
03/08/2012
Smalls
After-hours and Jam Session with: The Josh Evans Group
02/25/2012
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
02/22/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
02/15/2012
Smalls
The Michela Lerman Tap Dance Jam
01/28/2012
Smalls
After-hours Jam Session
10/23/2011
Smalls
Tyler Mitchell Band
08/20/2011
Smalls
The David Weiss Quintet
08/06/2011
Smalls
The Spike Wilner Trio
07/02/2011
Smalls
The Eric Wyatt Quartet
03/15/2011
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
09/15/2010
Smalls
The Theo Hill Trio
04/08/2009
Smalls
The Waldron Mahdi Ricks Quartet
Upcoming Shows
Theo Hill is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and educator who has emerged as an ascendant voice and in-demand artist in the world of jazz. Hailed as “a vital young pianist at play in New York’s straight-ahead tradition,” (Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times) Hill is known for his originality, sensitivity and versatility in a multitude of musical styles and influences, and also as an innovator and collaborator with modernists on the vanguard of the jazz scene.   As a pianist steeped in the jazz tradition, Hill’s professional musical upbringing began in Harlem, New York City, where he performed, toured and apprenticed with jazz masters Frank Lacy, Bill Saxton, Curtis Lundy and Bobby Watson. Hill also gained invaluable experience serving as pianist for Victor Bailey, Chico Freeman, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Charles Tolliver, Wallace Roney, Robin Eubanks, T.S. Monk and Mingus Dynasty.   Hill has also performed with many big bands and large ensembles including the Grammy Award winning Mingus Big Band, Charles Tolliver Big Band, Captain Black Big Band, Josh Evans Big Band, Rutgers University JE1, The ISO Symphony Orchestra, SUNY Purchase Jazz Orchestra, and New York Youth Symphony’s Jazz Band Classic.   Hill has also served as accompanist for critically acclaimed vocalists including Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter, Grammy Award nominee Jazzmeia Horn, Carmen Lundy, Nnenna Freelon, Latin Grammy Award winner Linda Briceño, Buika, Charenee Wade and Benny Bennack.  Hill’s debut album Theo Hill Quartet: Live at Smalls (SmallsLive 2015) featured saxophonists Dayna Stephens and Myron Walden, bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green. Jay Hunter in Nippertown noted Hill’s “sense of nuance,” and “the tremendous chemistry Hill shares with Sanders and Green throughout the date.” Nate Chinen in The New York Times described Hill as “a painterly young pianist with a chamber-like approach to composition, and a fine recent album on the SmallsLive label.”   Hill’s sophomore recording Promethean (Posi-Tone Records), released in 2017 featured bassist Yasushi Nakamura and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums and received an Editors’ Choice review in Downbeat Magazine. Brian Zimmerman noted “Hill’s astounding range as a stylist” and “it’s Hill's formidable piano chops and probing arrangements that make this album such a winning statement.” Britt Robson in Jazztimes described Hill as “a dynamically percussive pianist,” and noted “the dominant motif of Promethean is that of a young pianist reveling in the imperial command of his instrument.” Hill’s his third recording Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone Records) received 4.5 stars from DownBeat Magazine and was listed as one of 2018’s Top Rated Albums. Herb Boyd wrote “several critics have cited pianist Theo Hill as a rising star…but “rising” needs to be updated nowadays, and even more so after this trio date with bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Rudy Royston.” Boyd added “there currently is much talk about Afrofuturism, mostly generated by the box office smash Black Panther, and Hill’s cosmic flights might be the film’s musical counterpart,” and “it’s clear that the rising star has fully ascended.” The record also received a four-star review from Mike Jurkovic in All About Jazz who noted Hill's “steady, determined ascent into the contemporary ranks of vital and inspired jazz pianists.” Jeff Tamarkin in Jazztimes wrote “where the earlier outings, particularly Promethean, showed Hill to be an imaginative player with one eye focused keenly on tradition and the other eagerly searching beyond it, the new set finds Hill increasingly willing to burn bridges with his influences and carve out his own territory.” Reality Check (Posi-Tone Records 2020), Hill’s fourth album featuring Blue Note artist and vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassist Rashaan Carter, drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. has been received with critical acclaim. Nate Chinen for WBGO observed “pianist-composer Theo Hill continues an upward trajectory with Reality Check, his third album for Posi-Tone Records, and a persuasive snapshot of the current post-bop mainstream.” Phil Freeman in Stereogum noted that “the music, almost all of which Hill wrote, is expansive and thoughtful, combining forceful swing with complex, almost prog-rock rhythms at times.” And Matt Micucci in JAZZIZ remarked “Theo Hill has certainly emerged as one of the top young voices in jazz piano today.”   Hill has performed at over 200 New York jazz venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Smalls, Mezzrow, 55 Bar, The Iridium, Jazz Standard, Zinc Bar, Lenox Lounge, Minton’s, Bills Place, Fat Cat, Smoke, St. Nick’s Pub, and Jazz Gallery. Hill has also toured extensively in the United States and internationally at major clubs, festivals and concert halls including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, and the Guimarães Jazz Festival.   The Theo Hill Trio was established in 2002 with past and current members that has included bassists Rashaan Carter, Joe Sanders, Yasushi Nakamura and Earl “Burniss” Travis and drummers Mark Whitfield Jr., Marcus Gilmore, Justin Brown, Rodney Green, E.J. Strickland and Obed Calvaire. Hill earned a Bachelors in Music degree at SUNY Purchase in 2004, and was the recipient of the Ralph Bunch Fellowship at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts from 2018-2020 and anticipates graduating with a Master’s in Music degree. Hill is also a proficient music educator and mentor who has been teaching privately and in higher education institutions for over 15 years. Hill has served as a private lesson instructor at the New School and at the Collective School of Music, and has taught master classes and lecture demonstrations in schools in the United States, Europe and Asia. Hill has mentored several students who are now top performers in the professional arena. With a professional career composing, performing and recording that has spanned over 2 decades, Theo Hill has positioned himself as one of the most in demand pianists on the New York City jazz scene.