Calvin Hill

Prominent Bassist, Composer Arranger and Educator

Founder of Englewood's "Jazz Under The Stars" Bachelor of Arts Berklee College of Music, Master of Special Education Hunter College " I'm glad to see they're moving ahead with the (Liberty School) project. I think it's a fantastic idea " - Calvin Hill


Calvin Hill has performed around the world with a wide variety of artists, including Billy Eckstine, Mel Torme,

Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, The Kirby Stone Four, Matt Monroe, and Joanne Brackeen. He played on the recording "Sahara", with the McCoy Tyner Quartet in 1969, a record voted Album of the Year by Downbeat Magazine, and has been a member of groups led by Pharaoh Sanders, Betty Carter, George Coleman, James Moody, Chet Baker, Junior Mance and Max Roach.

Calvin's own 2005 release "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" was a critical success and is available in the Englewood Public Library.

Calvin Hill