Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than 30 years and has been playing professionally over twenty. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B, Tango as well as the music of other continents and US regions. Currently he is concentrating on solo performance.
Greene studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Northern Iowa. He has been teaching private students and classes for over 25 years. He is currently a full-time faculty member at the Bass Collective in New York City. He continues to teach privately in doing workshops and master classes in upright and electric bass for both children and adults.
Greene performs widely in the New York City area in recitals, nightclubs, and recordings, and on television and radio programs. He has appeared in major cities throughout Europe, United States, Asia and South America.
Greene has performed and/or recorded with Jimmy Scott, currently serving as his Musical Director and with Cecil Taylor where he was Concert Master for his group “Phtongos”. He has also worked with Gloria Lynne, Jon Hendricks, Marlene VerPlanck, Jacky Terrasson, The Inkspots, Rashied Ali, Leroy Jenkins, Jimmy Ponder, Bern Nix, Erik Friedlander, Eddie Gladden, Nipsy Russell, Vanessa Rubin, Yoron Israel, Cindy Blackman, Electric Symphony, Charles Gayle, Jack Walrath, Don Pullen, Dave Douglas, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Carla Cook, Josh Roseman, John Hicks, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Oscar Brown Jr., Daniel Carter, Warren Smith, Howard Johnson, Lucian Ban, Alex Harding, T.K. Blue, John Esposito, Eddie Gale, Bobby Few, Sabir Mateen, Perry Robinson, Frank Lacy, Roy Campbell Jr., Perry Robinson, Lenore Raphael, George Haslam, Barry Altschul, Steve Swell, Gebhard Ullman, Michael Marcus, Petras Vysniauskas, Vijay Iyer, Matana Roberts, Klaus Kugel, Billy Bang, Jason Moran, David Berger, Carnival Skin, Carnival Cruise Lines and The Jazz Expressions.
As a band leader produced three CD’s under with his own ensemble The Jazz Expressions and a solo bass CD entitled “Alone.”