Event: An Evening with Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman, piano
Wednesday, June 16, 7:30 PM | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $34 general | $20 students
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With an extraordinary command of more than a century of jazz styles
and a true master's touch, Dick Hyman brings the entire history of
jazz piano to life with every performance. Over the course of an
illustrious career, Hyman has played with Charlie Parker and Dizzy
Gillespie, composed for the American Ballet Theater, written more
than a dozen film scores (including a long-running collaboration
with director Woody Allen), pioneered the use of the Moog synthesizer
in jazz, and recorded more than 100 albums under his own name - not
to mention his many recordings under such colorful pseudonyms as "Knuckles
O'Toole" and "Slugger Ryan.""One of the finest swing and stride pianists to emerge since
World War II" according to JazzTimes, Hyman has studied jazz
pianists from every era of the music's past.
In this special pre-season
performance, Hyman will lead a musical tour through his favorite
jazz piano styles, sharing his insights into the how the instrument's
great masters contributed to the jazz tradition. Although his encyclopedic
knowledge of past masters and their signature sounds comes through
in his playing, Hyman is much more than a skilled re-creator of historic
sounds. The richness of the jazz tradition and his mastery of the
keyboard inform his own uniquely sophisticated and swinging style.
Dick Hyman: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Dick Hyman: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Hyman live with Charlie Parker - "Hothouse"
Hyman - "Kitten on the Keys"
Made possible by longtime supporters of Stanford Jazz Workshop.