Hee Hawk is a jazz, folk, and new music ensemble. The group has been performing across New England for the past year and is a rising force in the world of acoustic music. Hee Hawk performs the original compositions of pianist Adam Lipsky. With strong roots in the jazz tradition, the players in Hee Hawk apply their harmonic awareness and improvisation technique to the original pieces. While some of the pieces have open melodies reminiscent of Appalachian string music, others have dark, more intricate harmonic content that shows influence from such luminaries as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. With the highly emotive sensibilities of Appalachian and Depression-era folk music, the group weaves between consonance and dissonance bringing out all the soul of the blues. The sound of Hee Hawk is raw, elegant, and urgently vital.
“Adam Lipsky’s music has a compelling blend of lyricism and introspection.” - Marty Ehrlich, Musician
“Overall, Mr. Lipsky’s music is highly original and very accessible with cross-genre appeal.” - Gwyn McAllister, The Martha’s Vineyard Times