Roger Hines, bass & musical director
Roger Hines has logged many miles on the road during his career as a musician. Hines toured as musical director for Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Diane Schuur from 1988 to 2010. From 1980 -1987 Roger toured and recorded exclusively as bassist for legendary singer Ray Charles. Hines has also performed with many other well-known artists and ensembles including Louie Bellson, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Ann Hampton Callaway, Johnny Coles, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Daniels, Billy Eckstine, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Frank Foster, Sir Roland Hanna, Eddie Jefferson, Hank Marr, Zoot Sims, Ernie Watts, Kidd Jordan, Oliver Lake, and Kidd Jordan. In addition to performing Roger also taught bass at The Ohio State University School of Music, and is currently Jazz Bass Professor at Capital University Conservatory of Music.
Roger received a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition and a M.A. in String Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. He studied bass with Dave Holland and composition with Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Also he has been awarded an individual artist grant recipient for the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council and been featured in the Artist in the Schools Program.