Colin Hinton is an active member of Brooklyn’s creative music community. A drummer, percussionist, and composer, his music draws from the jazz and free music traditions of Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, and Muhal Richard Abrams, as well as 20th century classical composers Bartók, Ligeti, Feldman, and Grisey.
He has performed in the US, Canada, Central and South America, and Asia, and has had his compositions performed in the US, Italy, and Canada. An active educator in the NYC area, Colin has taught at the City College of New York, numerous music academies, and has many private students.
Hinton studied drums with Ed Soph, Tyshawn Sorey, Dan Weiss, Ralph Peterson, and Ari Hoenig, and composition with Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, and Eric Wubbels. He studied at the University of North Texas and City College of New York, completing a BFA in Jazz Performance and an MA in Music Performance.
Colin has performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Okkyung Lee, Tyshawn Sorey, Jacob Sacks, Miles Okazaki, Michaël Attias, Jesse Zubot, and Anna Webber. He performed on Jake Hanlon’s 2012 CD release “Follow”, which was nominated for ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year. Hinton currently leads contemporary classical/avant jazz quintet Facehugger, free-jazz/post-punk hybrid Glassbath (album out February 20, 2018), and a free-improvisation group featuring Ingrid Laubrock.
Attended Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music (2017)
Attended Cortona New Music Session as a Composer (2017)
Was selected for Banff Musicians in Residency (2017)
BFA in Jazz Performance - City College of New York (2015)
MA in Music Performance (Emphasis in Theory) - City College of New York (2017)