As a pianist and composer, Theo Hill straddles the divide between jazz’s past and present. Hill can swing with ease and authority, which is why he’s become a regular sideman with the likes of trumpeter Charles Tolliver and trombonist Frank Lacy.
This past October, Hill released his debut album as a leader, Live at Smalls (Smalls Live), a record that showcases his multifaceted musical personality, as well as his deep connection to his bandmates: saxophonists Dayna Stephens and Myron Walden, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Rodney Green. This Thursday, Hill will come to The Jazz Gallery with a trio featuring Green and bassist Yasushi Nakamura. Come see Hill and his bandmates journey to unexpected places within the realm of jazz.