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Shawn Hines

Shawn Hines was born in Miami Beach, Fla into a musical/artistic family. He studied guitar, piano and organ from 5 years old, and bassoon from 12 years old until he joined the US Army band at 19.
In high school he discovered an affinity for the trumpet ... and added the trumpet to his list of instruments. He also played percussion in drum and bugle corps (DCI, tympani 1975, 1976 and snare drum 1977 to 1979).
In addition to family musicians, his major musical influences were Dr. Walter T. Richardson, Rev. Alfred Richardson, Dr. Amos Cox, Melton Mustafa, Jesse Jones, Jr., Jimmy McGriff, Wilson Pickett, Lee Morgan, King Floyd, and Stevie Wonder.
He's appeared with artists of many genres, including Tony Bennett, Woody Shaw, Joe Williams, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Temptations, the 4-Tops, Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, and Olga Guilot.


Juris Doctor
University of Miami, 2001
Master of Music (Jazz Pedagogy)
University of Miami, 2002
Bachelor of Music (Studio Music and Jazz)
University of Miami, 1991


Performances and/or recordings with (partial list):

the 4-Tops Ain't Mis-behavin' (World Tour)
Ain't Mis-behavin' (Huntington Theater, Boston) John Allmark Orchestra
Tony Bennett Big Band of Lausanne
Bop Brothers (UM) Brass Attack
Bubblin' Brown Sugar (Fox Theater, Atlanta) Cab Calloway Orchestra
Willy Chirino University of Miami Concert Jazz Band
Celia Cruz Eddie Fisher
Fito Foster & Sensation '85 Olga Guilot
Hansel & Raul Shawn Hines Quartet
Jesse Jones, Jr. Robin Kenyatta
Kendrick Oliver & New Life Jazz Orchestra Liberty City Band
Alex Leon & Los Leones de la Salsa Magnum Band
Man of la Mancha (Rocky Mountain Musical Theater, Colo) Wade Marcus & Soulphonic Orchestra
Robert Martino Jackie Mason
Moonglow Bob Mover-Walter Davis, Jr. Quintet
Melton Mustafa Orchestra Nelson Ned
Wayne Newton Sal Nistico
Nori Nori Carlos Oliva & los Sobrinos del Juez
the O'Jays Rory Pastorius
Radio Suisse Romande Orchestra the Spinners
Woody Shaw the Temptations
Jerome Thomas Big Band Roach Thompson Blues Band
Roberto Torres MDCC Top Secret
U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Band (Ft. Carson, Colo) U.S. Army SouthCOM "Ambassadors" (Panama, C.A.)
Joe Williams


Pep Band Director, Providence College, Providence, RI 2005-2009
Conducted Pep Band rehearsals
Arranged and orchestrated music for performance
Supervised public performances with 40-65 musicians.

Instructor, Jazz Band II, Providence College, Providence, RI 2005-2009
Taught small group performance styles and concepts
Taught basic jazz improvisation
prepared concerts

Band Teacher, Dade Christian School 2001-2002
Taught instrumental music to 3rd thru 6th grade beginning band students

Director of Bands, Redlands Middle School 1997
Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced bands to 7th thru 9th grade students
Taught general music classes
Pilot program teacher for Bose® Music is Cool program

Percussion Instructor, Orange Bowl Honor's Band, 1995, 1996, 1997
Developed training and rehearsal materials
Taught field/marching battery techniques to honor's band students from Dade County Public Schools

Percussion Instructor, Coral Gables Senior High School, 1995 to 1997
Designed curriculum and implemented training program for competitive high school marching band percussion section with 24 percussion students Composed and arranged percussion score for competition marching band show

Trumpet Instructor, Ecole de Jazz et Musique Actuel, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1986 to 1988, and 1991-1992
Taught private trumpet lessons to 12 students Rehearsed and directed the representative Big Band


Trumpet performance, jazz and pop styles
Jazz improvisation
Class or group piano
Small jazz combos
Big band
Modern arranging
Music theory (jazz)
Music theory (traditional)
Music appreciation
Ear training
Jazz History


Japanese Karate (JKA Shotokan)
Dog training
Tropical Aquariums
Website design