William Hill Trio

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William Hill Trio

Sunday, May 12, 2024 3:00pm


William Hill III is a pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader from Detroit,
Michigan. Hill is a graduate of the Detroit School of Arts, and is currently studying at
the prestigious Manhattan School of Music undergoing his baccalaureate education. In
Hill’s pre-collage years, he has been a member of the Detroit Symphony’s Civic Youth
Jazz program performing in the Creative Jazz Ensembe and the Civic Jazz Orchestra and
the Michigian State Univeristy Spartan Youth Jazz Program.

Hill has had the opportunity to participate in many summer extensive jazz camps such
as Jazz House Kids, Jr. Jazz Academy at Lincoln Center, Berklee Summer Programs,
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Motown Lyric Project, Keeping an Eye Summer Jazz
Workshop located at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and many others.

Hill is honored to receive awards from programs such as the National YoungArts
Foundation, a multi-year winner in the instrumental contemporary category for the
NAACP ACT-SO National Competition, and the West Virginia Univeristy
International Jazz Piano Competition. Musicians that Hill has worked alongside and
have been mentored by include Marion Hayden, Ralphe Armstrong, Wendell Harrison,
Joe Farnsworth, Marc Cary, Aaron Parks, Ari Hoenig, Wynton Marsalis, Buster
Williams, Christian McBride and many more.

Hill has had the opportunity to perform at the Detroit International Jazz Festival,
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Blue Llama Jazz Club, Montclair Jazz Festival,
Smalls Jazz Club, The Django, and many others to name a few. Hill’s passion in life as a
musician is to spread joy to everyone around the world with the music that he produces.



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