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Brooklyn, NY; November 17, 2006

Clifton Hyde (born November 27, 1976) is a Hattiesburg, Mississippi born guitarist/composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer/arranger currently living and working in New York City.

A member of the Blue Man Group, he has performed alongside such notable musicians as Lou Reed, Sigur Rós, Idan Reichel, David Amram, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band),Trevor Dunn (John Zorn/Mr. Bungle), Julee Cruise, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Gary Lucas, Jamie Saft, Niobe (Mouse on Mars), Joe McPhee, Pape Armand Boye, Billy Hart, Kenny Wollesen, Ray Davies of (The Kinks), Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry (Blondie), James Apollo, Mars Williams, Stefan Zeniuk and Jesse Selengut.

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".

He has also 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, 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), Tinpan (Guitar, Voice, Music Director, Producer), & Gato Loco (Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Producer) as well as producing and playing with numerous other projects and musicians.

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