Musical Styles: Superb Acoustic and Electric Bass that Crosses a Wide Variety of Styles
Tom Hildreth is an acoustic and electric bassist who is comfortable playing in a wide variety of styles. He has performed with jazz greats like Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Chris Potter, Tommy Newsome, Bill Mays, Ross Tompkins, Buddy Morrow, Gene Bertoncini, Mundell Lowe, Bucky Pizzarelli and Larry Coryell. He has also appeared with some of the greatest vocalists of our time, including Linda Ronstadt, Bernadette Peters, Marlena Shaw, Margaret Whiting, Maureen McGovern and Harry Connick, Jr.
A regular in the Charlotte, NC pit orchestras for the national touring productions of Broadway musicals, he has backed performers like Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles, Theodore Bickel, Rachel York, Molly Ringwald, Paige Davis, Sandy Duncan, John O'Hurley, Gregory Harrison, Sally Struthers, Alan Ruck, Cathy Rigby, and Mackenzie Phillips.
Orchestras with which he has appeared include the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Asheville Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and the Augusta Symphony.
In addition to his career as a performer, Tom is a seasoned educator. He is currently the double bass teacher at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where he also conducts the orchestra and teaches music theory.
Recording credits include albums with the Noel Friedline Quintet, Loonis McGlohon, John Valerio, Janiece Jaffe, the Vince Lewis Trio and the Jim Stack Quartet.
Almost every jazz musician I know dreams about owning his or her own club. If I had my own place, I'd want it to be just like the Jazz Corner. It's one of the classiest, "grooviest" clubs in which I've had the pleasure of performing. (I'm still trying to figure out if it's a great jazz club that's also a first-class restaurant, or the other way around!)
The Jazz Corner's signature band records their latest venture, LIVE at the club! An unbelievable recording of an unbelievable band! Songs include "Unchained Melody", "Route 66",...