Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year!

I want to help

Frank Hewitt

Frank Hewitt was a fixture on the New York jazz scene since the mid-fifties. Over the years he played regularly with Cecil Payne, Howard McGhee, Charles Davis, and the late saxophone legend Clarence “C” Sharpe. He was the featured artist at Smalls for over eight years until his passing on September 5th, 2002 at age 66.

He appeared in the Living Theater's landmark production of “The Connection,” and played with Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, John Coltrane, among a long list of notables. Musicians acknowledge him as a master, and the most under-recognized bebop pianist of his generation. His influences were Elmo Hope, Bud Powell, and Thelonious Monk. At Smalls, he influenced a generation of contemporary artists, and pianists from around the world came to hear him.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
Read more articles

1 Photos



Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
sax, alto
Bud Powell Bud Powell
Gene Ammons Gene Ammons
sax, tenor
Sheryl Bailey Sheryl Bailey
guitar, electric
Jaki Byard Jaki Byard
Ron Affif Ron Affif

Premium Profiles

Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
Norman David Norman David
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Phil Allen Phil Allen
Hilary Kole Hilary Kole
Karl Berger Karl Berger
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
Behn Gillece Behn Gillece

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.