Launched by the famed jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott as his backup band in the late 1980s, Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions took on a life of its own, and with Scott’s blessing performs solo. Always staffed by powerhouse players, it has blossomed under bassist Hilliard Greene’s direction since 1994. Wrote John Hoglund in Backstage: “I can’t say enough about The Jazz expressions. It would be hard to find more committed or more brilliant musicians. Their improvisations and progressive unions are flawless. For anyone who appreciates top-notch jazz symmetry, it doesn’t get much better.”