Sunday Night Jazz Showcase
Program #275 (December 22 at 8:00 p.m.)
In 1973, pianist Richard Hindman moved to the San Francisco Bay area, becoming involved in the Bay Area night club, jazz and recording scene.
Then in 1978, he went to Denver for nine months to head up his own house trio at a jazz spot called Clyde's Pub, where he worked with such artists as Sonny Stitt, Lou Donaldson, Dakota Staton, Harold Land, Blue Mitchell, Leon Thomas, Eddie Jefferson and Richie Cole.
Returning to San Francisco in the late eighties, he was invited to become the musical director of the world-renowned American Conservatory Theater, a position he held for six years. During this period he played with many well-known musicians, including The Manhattan Transfer, Clark Terry, Shelley Manne, Jon Faddis, Curtis Fuller, Buster Williams, to name a few.
At the same time, Dick was extending his awareness of the classical piano repertoire with the great teacher Karl Ulrich Schnabel, who offered master classes in the Bay Area several times a year.
Hindman began working frequently with alto saxophonist Richie Cole, touring with him in Japan, Europe, the United States and Canada. He appeared on many Richie Cole albums and performed with Richie on Manhattan Transfer's Grammy Award-winning album, Vocalese.
In 1984, the first record featuring the Dick Hindman Trio appeared, entitled Secret Garden. Hindman also continued playing and performing with such artists as Stan Getz, Ernie Watts, Bud Shank and Shorty Rogers, James Moody, Jon Faddis, and others.
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