The Hilliard Greene In & Out Ensemble
The In & Out Ensemble uses standard Jazz repertoire as a vehicle for free improvisation.
The Jazz Expressions
Former touring band for vocalist JIMMY SCOTT
Launched by the famed jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott as his backup band fifteen years ago, it took on a life of its own, and with his blessings and urgings is performing on its own. Always staffed by powerhouse players, it has blossomed under bassist Hilliard Greene’s direction since 1994.
ZigZag Quartet (classical crossover)
“I enjoyed very much the performance of the ZigZag Quartet, their originality and their musicianship”
– Mark Peskanov, Bargemusic Artistic Director
In December 2009, the ZigZag Quartet made its Lincoln Center debut in the new David Rubenstein Atrium. The quartet received accolades for its attractive acoustic blend, versatility and visually entertaining performance. The New York Times wrote: “On a recent frigid Thursday night, about 300 people sipped wine and tapped their feet as they listened to the music of the ZigZag Quartet. The evening was notable for the group’s range – from classical to jazz to Brazilian samba…”
SWITCHBACK, the new high octane quartet from Chicago, Warsaw, NYC and Cologne
Mars Williams – tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino -saxophones
Waclaw Zimpel – bass, alto, b -clarinets, tarogato
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums
Arlette Beauchamps Jazz Duo
“Songs When We Were Young”, a program created with a duo between bass and voice featuring Jazz-Cabaret singer Arlette Beauchamps and bassist Hilliard Greene