David Hilliker Trio:
Born into a musical family in upstate New York and having two older brothers who toured and recorded with Brother Jack McDuff, drummer David Hilliker had music all around him. Early studies with David Chitambar back in New York led to studies later in life with the legendary Ed Thigpen and John Von Ohlen. Having performed all around the Midwest, he has also had opportunity to play with jazz artists such as Melvin Rhyne, Joey DeFrancesco, Bill Heid, Pat Bianchi, Dave Stryker, John Clayton, Benny Green, Joe Beck, Ali Ryerson, and legendary tenor saxophonists George Coleman and Von Freeman. His attitude toward the music and the role of the drum chair is to “lay down the groove, swing hard, stay out of the way and make the rest of the band sound better”.
Guy King :
Guy King’s music is fresh and unique while maintaining a strong link to the musical masters that came before him. His natural musical abilities and his one-of-a-kind blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rock and R&B are some of what makes Guy King so special in the music world.
He has built a reputation as one of the greatest blues and jazz artists to come out of Chicago in recent history and his newest album Joy is Coming establishes him as much more than that.
The autobiographical album sees King showcase his songwriting chops bringing to mind Bill Withers, Eric Clapton and Steely Dan while presenting King’s true artistic voice. As a singer, King’s beautiful and soulful voice is perfect for his music and his unique approach to the guitar has been compared to jazz legend Wes Montgomery and Blues legend Albert King.
As he has graced stages around the world, he has captured the attention of fans everywhere.