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Hyde performing in Brooklyn on November 17, 2006
|Born||November 27, 1976|
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
|Genres||Blues, jazz, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, steel guitar, baritone guitar, mandocello, Chapman Stick, zither, piano, mandolin, French horn, baritone saxophone, alto horn|
|Associated acts||Zakir Hussein, Blue Man Group|
Clifton Hyde (born November 27, 1976) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer currently working from and residing in New York City. He has recently finished composing and recording the score to the feature film “Hallowed Ground”. He has also composed the scores to "The Hollow", “Demons”, “Two Birds”, & “Handsome”. In his feature film debut, Sona Jain's "For Real"; Clifton performed as pianist for composer/tabla player, Zakir Hussain. His piano and steel guitar can be heard on the feature film, "Sun Dogs".
He has performed with Michael Stipe (R.E.M), Patty Smith, Philip Glass, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Lou Reed, Ben Harper, and The Kinks Dave Davies at Carnegie Hall. He also performed at Carnegie Hall on French Horn with the South Korean Symphony performing Mozart's "Mass In C Major" and Haydn's "Great Mass" and Baritone acoustic guitar with Iceland's Sigur Ros.
Hyde collaborated with the sculptures of French artist Alain Kirili and the paintings of artist Lou Rizzolo for the World Peace Art Initiative in Stavanger, Norway. He has composed modern classical music for modern dance choreographer Janis Brenner as well as providing music for the Czech-American Marionette Theatre. He has performed in the pit for numerous Broadway/off Broadway shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Hair, City of Angels, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Blood Brothers, The Who's Tommy, The Three Penny Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, Children of Eden, and many regional and touring companies.
He currently works with The Blue Man Group (Zither/Chapman Stick/Lead Guitar/Bass), Tinpan (Guitar, Voice, French Horn, Music Director, Producer), & Gato Loco (Guitar, Baritone Guitar, French Horn, alto horn, Producer) as well as producing and playing with numerous other projects and musicians, including members of the Metropolitan Opera & New York Philharmonic.