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Dick Hyman

About this Artist

A highly versatile musician and prolific composer, DICK HYMAN has recorded well over 100 albums, both in his own name and in support of other artists. His research into ragtime and the earliest periods of jazz resulted in his recordings of the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Zez Confrey, Eubie Blake, and Fats Waller.

Perhaps best known for his work with Woody Allen, Hyman has served as composer/arranger/conductor/pianist for the Woody Allen films Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says "I Love You," Sweet and Lowdown, and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. He served as music director of Benny Goodman's final appearance (on PBS) and In Performance at the White House, and received an Emmy for his original score for Sunshine's on the Way, a daytime drama, and another for musical direction of a PBS Special on Eubie Blake.