Born: November 14 Primary Instrument: Piano
Cynthia Hilts--internationally renowned jazz artist--is a pianist and vocalist, a prolific composer and brilliant lyricist. Her trio CD Second Story Breeze, with Ron McClureand Jeff Williams, has just been released. Critics say: Cynthia Hilts, as mentioned, is true to the bebop tradition with nods to the masters, yet remains uniquely individualistic in style and substance....
Cynthia Hilts, as mentioned, is true to the bebop tradition with nods to the masters, yet remains uniquely individualistic in style and substance. -- ejazznews.com
She plays with the same kind of beauty that Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck have in their playing, where it's not just hammering for the sake of hammering, there's a lot of thought in each and every move she makes, which include the amount of space between each chord and phrase... --the runoffgroove.blog
Second Story Breeze
Blond Coyote Records
Tracks: Second Story Breeze; Nun, Miffdemeanor-Like; Love For Sale; My Favorite Things; The Fading Blue; Living It Up; Three Blind Mice; Venus; Bunny; Waiting.
Personnel: Cynthia Hilts: piano/voice composition; Ron McClure: bass; Jeff Williams: drums.
Stars Down to the Ground
Tracks: A Rock's Line; Heifer On Capitalist Ave; Love Song for a Mountain; Faith and the Mash; Elk Bones; Stars Down to the Ground; Greengrass Forest; Hounding; Joe, I'm Leaving; Porch Tune.
Personnel: Cynthia Hilts: piano/voice/composition; MJ Williams: trombone, voice; Craig Hall: guitar; Mike Carey: bas; Brad Williams: drums
As A Side Musician
Expect the Unexpected
Tracks: Track; Track.
Personnel: Mike Ellis: baritone sax; George Garzone: tenor sax; Graham Haynes: trumpet; Cynthia Hilts: piano; Cecil McBee: bass; Daniel Moreno: percussion; Pheeroan Aklaff: drums.
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students