Hill Greene has been studying music for more than 50 years and playing professionally for 40. His emphases are in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B, as well as the music of other continents and U.S. regions. Currently he is concentrating on solo performance.
Greene studied at the University of Northern Iowa, Berklee College of Music and SUNY Empire, and has been teaching private students, classes and masterclasses for over 25 years. He is currently a faculty member at the Collective in New York City. He has performed widely in major cities throughout the USA, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, the West Indies, and South America; and in numerous New York City area nightclubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), and recording, radio and television studios.
Greene has performed and/or recorded with jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott for 25 years, serving as his musical director for twenty years, and was also concert master for Cecil Taylor and his group, Phtongos. He has also worked with many other jazz greats including Rashied Ali, Barry Altschul, Lucian Ban, Billy Bang, Kenny Barron, David Berger, Karl Berger, Cindy Blackman, T.K. Blue, Joanne Brackeen, Oscar Brown Jr., Uri Caine, Roy Campbell, Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Skin, Daniel Carter, James Carter, Vincent Chancey, Nels Cline, Carla Cook, Akua Dixon, Dave Douglas, John Esposito, Queen Esther, Bobby Few, Erik Friedlander, Camille Gainer, Eddie Gale, Charles Gayle, Eddie Gladden, Electric Symphony, Alex Harding, George Haslam, Jon Hendricks, John Hicks, The Inkspots, Yoron Israel, Vijay Iyer, Klaus Kugel, Leroy Jenkins, Howard Johnson, Frank Lacy, Oliver Lake, Gloria Lynne, Tony Malaby, Michael Marcus, Sabir Mateen, Billy Mintz, Jemeel Moondoc, Jason Moran, Butch Morris, Bern Nix, Greg Osby, Jimmy Ponder, Don Pullen, Lenore Raphael, Matana Roberts, Perry Robinson, Josh Roseman, Vanessa Rubin, Nipsy Russell, Warren Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, James Spalding, Michael Stuart, Steve Swell, Grady Tate, and Jacky Terrasson Gebhard Ullman, Marlene VerPlanck, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Petras Vysniauskas, Jack Walrath, Bobby Watson.
Along with being on more than 75 recordings five of which he is the leader and co-leader, he has two commercial recordings as a solo artist where he employs his compositions and arrangements adaptive for unaccompanied bass. His most recent recording features Negro Spirituals that enslaved Africans used to escape through the Underground Railroad.