John Hines

John Hines is one of the top trombone professionals in and around the Denver area for the past ten years, and is now achieving recognition beyond his home market.

“Hines plays his ax with prime advanced harmonic ideas, certainly with liquid phrasing, & an attendant voice-like, yet abstract sound. His robust & bright sonority interacts with ease with his group as he deftly weaves his wonderful web of solo artistry.”

— George w. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman, April 2004.

After studying under Ray Smith (Brigham Young University) in Provo, Utah, he played with the internationally known big band, Synthesis, including opening for Gerry Mulligan's big band at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival, and for Carlos Santana at the 1988 Antibes Jazz Festival outside Monte Carlo, France. After building a successful career in advertising and technology marketing, he picked up his playing pace when he moved to Denver in 1993. While still doing it on the side, he plays professionally for several orchestral and jazz groups in and around the Denver area, including frequent performances with his own John Hines Quintet/Table for Five.

He plays regularly with many of the local bands, including the acclaimed What's Cookin'? Big Band, the O-Tones Brass Band, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and various salsa and show bands. He played for the 2003 Colorado Chorale performance of 'The Secret Garden,' and enjoys playing and composing for music theater. He was an active supporter of the Colorado Jazz Workshop for several years, primarily under the tutelage of trumpet virtuoso Hugh Ragin, and is involved with several efforts to bring more jazz to Denver.

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“Hines plays his ax with prime advanced harmonic ideas, certainly with liquid phrasing, & an attendant voice-like, yet abstract sound. His robust & bright sonority interacts with ease with his group as he deftly weaves his wonderful web of solo artistry.”

— George w. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman.

According to Ann Braithwaite:

“Hines' trombone voice is striking in its tonal clarity, and he never succumbs to mawkishness. Hines has an attractive musical personality that's shaped by familiarity with his instrument in the jazz past and present. His articulate lines suggest those of Curtis Fuller, the renowned Jazz Messenger and Count Basie sideman, in their pleasing melodic disposition

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You & I

HinesDeVine Jazz Records
2015

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In the Pocket

Unknown label
2004

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You & I

Hines DeVine Jazz Records
2004

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You & I

Self Produced
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Decoupage

From: You & I
By John Hines

You & I

From: You & I
By John Hines

Cabo Morning

From: You & I
By John Hines

Serenade To A Cuckoo

From: You & I
By John Hines

Cabo Morning

From: You & I
By John Hines

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