“John Hines' payoff is an excellent array of solid efforts, played with vigor and a fresh sound that should delight anyone who ever fell in love with the sound of the jazz trombone."
-George W. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman
John Hines & Donna DeVine are modern jazz musicians with an unusual combination of melodic jazz trombone solos and uniquely contemporary jazz vocals. The breadth of their work represents a liberation from the stereotypical jazz norm: while they are comfortably bringing jazz classic standards to a new generation, they are also embracing quality music of more recent years, including arrangements of some of the most contemporary hits. They actively bring today's tunes to live jazz music.
While rooted in a foundation of jazz trombone players and female jazz vocalists, they play with internationally known trumpet, piano/organ/synthesizer, bass, and percussion artists to create melodic jazz that spans swing, bebop, blues, latin, gospel, second-line, rock, and pop styles. The result is accessible, eclectic, and immensely entertaining.
"The only show where you can hear amazing renditions of Mingus, Fitzgerald, Davis, Janis Joplin, and Lady Gaga tunes, plus refreshing originals--all in the same set!" -S. Helmsin, Denver CO
The best example of their recent work is available on a landmark CD release, ‘You & I.’ A collection of 10 songs, two of which are never-before-recorded originals, will move and inspire you.
Find a complete song list and downloadable free online music samples on this site, on the ‘Music’ page.
Links to purchase ‘You & I’, as well as other recordings from John Hines, are also available on this site on the 'Store' page. We hope you will add this jazz artistry into your own music library to enjoy for years to come.
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