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Hyde performing in Brooklyn on November 17, 2006
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. Making his feature film debut in 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 upcoming feature film, "Sun Dogs".
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.