Dick Hyman

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Dick Hyman

American jazz pianist add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (75%), New York (8%), Oregon (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jazz, Howard Alden, Buck Clayton

Linked to: Columbia University, Five Towns College, Hamilton College, The Shedd Institute




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Dick Hyman was born in 1927 add something


Dick Hyman was trained classically by his mother's brother, the concert pianist Anton Rovinsky, a fixture of the pre-war art scene in New York, noted for having premiered some of Charles Ives's works, such as "The Celestial Railroad" in 1928 add something


Hyman completed his freshman year at Columbia University, and in June 1945, he enlisted in the Army, transferred to the Navy, and began playing in the band department add something


In the 1960s, Hyman recorded several innovative pop albums on Enoch Light's Command Records add something


In the 1960s, he was regularly seen on NBC-TV's weekly musical series "Sing Along with Mitch" add something


' During the 1970s, he was member of Soprano Summit add something


Andre Kostelanetz - Some of the arrangers credited on 1970s Kostelanetz albums include Teo Macero, Torrie Zito, Hank Levy, Luther Henderson, Jack Cortner, Eddie Sauter, Claus Ogerman, Jack Pleis, Tommy Newsom, Harold Wheeler, Bobby Scott, LaMont Johnson, Wade Marcus, Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, Warren Vincent, Dick Hyman, Jorge Calandrelli and Don Sebesky


Frank Wess - In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked with Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Buck Clayton, Benny Carter, Billy Taylor, Harry Edison, Mel Tormé, Ernestine Anderson, Louie Bellson, John Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Dick Hyman, Jane Jarvis, Frank Vignola and was a featured member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra


Howard Alden - In 1983 he was already collaborating with Dick Hyman, when he appeared with him and a host of other musicians at Eubie Blake's one-hundredth birthday concert


Ruth Laredo - In 1994 Laredo played with jazz pianist Marian McPartland and from 1996 with her and Dick Hyman in programs entitled "Three Piano Crossover"


In 1995, he was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies and the New Jersey Jazz Society add something


Some elements from the track "The Moog And Me" on the same album were sampled by Beck for the track "Sissyneck" on his 1996 album "Odelay" add something


A cantata based on the autobiography of Mark Twain was premiered in 2004 add something


Hyman served as artistic director for the Jazz in July series at New York's 92nd Street Y for twenty years, a post from which he stepped down in 2004 add something


Bill Charlap - Charlap replaced Dick Hyman as Artistic Director of New York's 92nd Street Y "Jazz in July" six program series after Hyman's 20th year in 2004


In 2007, his "Adventures of Tom Sawyer", which had been commissioned by the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, and set by Toni Pimble of the Eugene, Oregon Ballet, premiered in Eugene, Oregon add something


Evan Christopher - As a composer, original songs appear on CDs such as "Delta Bound" featuring pianist Dick Hyman , "The Remembering Song" featuring guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli , and the Grammy-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's "Book One." In July 2010, he debuted the "Treat It Gentle Suite," a concerto for clarinet and jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra


He will be a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters fellow in 2017 add something