Guest artist Bill Heid will perform as part of the Hope College Faculty Jazz Trio on Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Our Brewing Company in downtown Holland.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Bill Heid is an American soul jazz and hard bop jazz pianist, organist and keyboardist who has traveled the world and all over the U.S. playing on his own and with artists such as Koko Taylor, Henry Johnson, Fenton Robinson, Billy James and many more.
During the November 6 event, he will be performing alongside Hope jazz faculty members Mike Hyde (guitar) and Jeff Shoup (drums), and will also be featured with the student Organ/Tenor/Drums Ensemble. In addition, he will be teaching and performing clinics at Hope throughout the day.
Heid was born in Pittsburgh but now lives near Washington, D.C. A virtuosic musician who was inspired to play jazz and blues by listening to the radio, he played in both piano and organ groups. Originally influenced by Jimmy Smith and Don Patterson, Heid heard many greats at the Hurricane Bar, including Smith and Patterson, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Throughout the years, he has played on many recordings, European TV shows, PBS documentaries and NBC’s “Dateline.”
Our Brewing Company is located at 76 E. Eighth St. Holland.