Warren Hill (musician)

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Warren Hill
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Warren Hill in 2007
Background information
Born (1966-04-15) April 15, 1966 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresJazz, smooth jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Years active1982–present
LabelsRCA, Discovery, Narada, Koch
Websitewarrenhill.com

Warren Hill (born April 15, 1966) is a smooth jazz saxophonist from Toronto, Canada.

Hill was discovered in 1988 while performing at his graduation from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Record producer Russ Titelman, who was in the audience, invited him to record on an album by Chaka Khan. After moving to Los Angeles, he signed with RCA in 1991 and recorded his debut album, Kiss Under the Moon. He supported Natalie Cole on tour for her album Unforgettable. He had a hit in 1993 with the song "The Passion Theme" from the movie Body of Evidence.[1]

In the smooth jazz format his number one hits include "Our First Dance", "Do You Feel What I'm Feeling", "Mambo 20000", "Tamara", "Still in Love", La Dolce Vita", "Promises", "Take Out Dreams", "Tears in Heaven", "Another Goodbye", "Tell Me All Your Secrets", "You Are the One", and "Turn Out the Lights". Warren and his wife Tamara VanCleef-Hill wrote and produced the song "Shelter from the Storm". He was featured on the song "Tell Me What You Dream" by Restless Heart and "Baby I Love Your Way" by Big Mountain. He appeared on the television show Top of the Pops on the BBC in England. Hill founded a smooth jazz cruise in 2004. He hosted the Cancun Jazz Festival, established his brand of instruments, and started the label Songbird Records.

His album Devotion came out in 1993 and Truth a year later. By 1997, he had switched to Discovery, which released Shelter (1997) and Life Thru Rose Colored Glasses (1998). Love Life (2000) was released by Narada, followed by Love Songs and A Warren Hill Christmas in 2002 and PopJazz in 2005. In 2008, he signed with Koch, which issued La Dolce Vita in June of that year.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title US Top Jazz Label
1991 Kiss Under the Moon 11 RCA
1993 Devotion 6
1994 Truth 6
1997 Shelter 8 Discovery
1998 Life Thru Rose Colored Glasses 18
2000 Love Life 10 Narada
2002 Love Songs
A Warren Hill Christmas
2005 PopJazz 17 PopJazz
2008 La Dolce Vita Koch

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Smooth Jazz
2008 "La Dolce Vita" 2 La Dolce Vita

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Chart Positions Album
US Smooth Jazz US US AC CAN[A] CAN AC[A]
1993 "Tell Me What You Dream" Restless Heart 43 1 14 1 Greatest Hits
2008 "On the Upside" Steve Oliver 25 One Night Live
  • A^ Chart position according to RPM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Warren Hill". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Legendary Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Warren Hill Returns With New Studio Album La Dolce Vita Hits On June 24th, 2008". Top40-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11.

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