Gregory Hillman

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Gregory Hillman


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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Gregory Hillman
Born = birth date|1977|8|29
Seattle, Washington, USA
Instrument = Piano, organ, keyboard
Genre = Post-bop, cool jazz, modal jazz, hard bop, third stream, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, acid jazz
Occupation = Bandleader, composer, pianist
Years_active = 1977–Current
URL = [http://www.gregoryhillman.com/ www.gregoryhillman.com]

Gregory Hillman, also known as Greg Hillman, is a professional yacht racer and an American piano artist who tours nationally. Hillman was born in Poulsbo Washington on August 29, 1977. He is currently training with the US Olympic Hopefuls in the Star class.

Sailing and Olympic Star (sailboat) Class Racing

Gregory can be seen training with the United States Olympic prospects such as Magnus. Austin Sperry, and Mark Mendelbrat with the [http://www.santamonicabaystarfleet.com Santa Monica Bay Star fleet] . Gregory studied sailing at the University of Washington as seen here in the [http://students.washington.edu/sailing/library/minutes/min1999.html WYC minutes] . After the University Gregory can be seen placing higher than sailing greats like Philippe Kahn and World Champion Anders Ekstrom while racing with [http://www.starclass.org/search.cgi?Action=view&Event_id=575 Doug Steele in the Pacific Coast Championships for the Olympic Star Class.] Greg's sailing with Doug Steele can also be found in this [http://www.thelog.com/news/newsview.asp?c=128544 article from The Log newspaper] in Marina del Rey, CA. Gregory Hillman can also be viewed [http://www.hortonnichol2008.com/news.htm racing on this Olympic 2008 prospect's web site] .

----Gregory Hillman can also be described as the [http://archives.laserforum.org/2001/msg03007.html Education Coordinator for the American Sailing Association on this thread from a non-profit Olympic Laser sailing community.] He donates to the sailing community and is [http://www.footloosesailing.org/pdf/vol11no2.pdf recognised as a partner in kind in this article from Footloose,] a non-profit institution that helps disabled people sail. You can also see him mentioned regarding a non-profit sailing event with [http://lists.saonet.ucla.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0211&L=sailing&D=1&P=280 David Lumian on the University of California Los Angeles mailing lists.] Gregory is also seen on this [http://www.washingtonyachtclub.org WYC] Non-Profit page as a [http://www.washingtonyachtclub.org/telltale/spr2000/offnchief.html chief] .

Piano Performance

[http://www.gregoryhillman.com Gregory Hillman] is a piano artist that performs and tours all around the United States and the world. He can be seen touring on this article from the [http://www.ci.ventura.ca.us/pressreleases/artwalkent.htm City of Ventura California ArtWalk.] Or performing in Poulsbo Washington in this [http://www.king5.com/calendar/index.html?day=9&month=8&year=2005&action=stay&id=3108 King 5 News Article] . Gregory Hillman performs with Bruce Kimmell frequently as seen on this [http://web.archive.org/web/20050319044826/http://www.icrfla.org/visions/jazznight/invite.htm web archive page from the non-profit] ICRF. He can also be seen in the [http://www.moorparkacorn.com/News/2004/0122/On_The_Town/025.html Acron Newspaper article] performing live at Harmony Sweet in Simi Valley, CA or at [http://www.marinapalooza.com Marinapalooza (Festival and Event)] . Gregory has won the international "Visions Jazz Award" [http://web.archive.org/web/20050319044826/http://www.icrfla.org/visions/jazznight/invite.htm Visions Jazz award competition] in 2004 at the [Skirball Cultural Center] through the [ICRF] . He has also been interviewed for 60 minutes each on [http://web.archive.org/web/20041013231333/home.earthlink.net/~yaking/SC/FM.html March 19, 2004 and September 25, 2004] during a 99.1 FM Santa Clarita and international syndication presentation.

Live tour performances have been described as sounding similar to John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Roy Hargrove. Greg's sound has also been described as unique because it blends Funk, Jazz, and Hip hop into live performance.


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