Andrew Hill


Birthday June 30, 1931

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Chicago, IL

DEATH DATE Apr 20, 2007 (75)

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Influential jazz artist during the 1960s. He was trained by such greats as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Pat Patrick. He released over 30 albums as the band leader throughout his career. He often worked with the label Blue Note. 

Before Fame

He began studying piano when he was 13 and was greatly influenced by Earl Hines.


He became an associate professor at Portland State University, where he founded a Summer Jazz Intensive program. A version of his song "Refuge" has over 1 million streams on Spotify. 

Family Life

He was born to William and Hattie in Chicago and grew up with his brother, Robert, who would become a singer and classical violinist.

Associated With

He was an accompanist for Dinah Washington during the early days of his career.