Theo Hill was hailed by the New York Times as “a vital young pianist at play in New York’s straight-ahead tradition” and is emerging as a fresh new voice in jazz piano. Born in Albany, New York, he began to study classical piano with Mary Moran at the age of five. He gravitated toward jazz studying piano at age twelve with Lee Shaw. By age sixteen, he was performing at clubs in the tri-city area and made his first New York City appearance sitting in at Smalls Jazz Club. He was accepted into the Jazz Conservatory at SUNY Purchase where he studied jazz d Hal Galper. After graduating cum laude in 2004 he moved to New York City to immerse him- self in the vibrant jazz culture. Theo has since performed in hundreds of venues including Diz-
zy’s Club at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Smalls, 55 Bar, The Iridium, Jazz Standard, Zinc Bar, Lenox Lounge, Minton’s, Bill’s Place, Smoke, St. Nick’s Pub, Cleopatra’s Needle, Fat Cat, Shapeshifter Lab, Nublu, and The Jazz Gallery. Hill has toured in over 30 states in the U.S. as well as international appearances in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Qatar, and Romania.