As an Instrumentalist, Songwriter, Producer, and Composer; Reggie Hines is a multi-faceted talent playing guitar, piano, bass, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) and of course, the saxophone. RAttending a prominent performing arts school in the heart of Manhattan, Hines began making friends with various people of multiple elasticities; music paved a way for Hines to cross over into diverse cultural experiences. Hines set his sights on Berkley College of Music in Boston, to pay for school; Hines joined the U.S. Army Band, where he underwent some of the most austere musical training yet. Hines embraced the knowledge of global musical studies in Hindu, Arabic, Japanese and many other cultural origins. Mr. Hines has been able to utilize his gift with other artist including, but not limited to Chaka Khan, and Tru Master just to name a few. Hines worked with Tru Master and The RZA composing the movie score for "Blade Trinity". That version of the soundtrack did not make it into the movie; however, Mr. Hines did create the full orchestral score for the film, "Like Butta Baby", as well as "Colors of Rage". 2002, Hines was featured on the soundtrack of the motion picture film Austin Powers Goldmember.
National recognition came for Mr. Hines a short time later after appearing on 'The Regis and Kelly Show', 'The David Letterman Show', 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and 'Tom Joyner's Sky Show and Cruise'. Hines' musical genius led to many request for a multitude of global events and festivals. Hines has made appearances in the Montreal Jazz Festival, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Bou Bou's Jazz Festival in St. Barth's, Meringue Soul Festival, Sinbad's Bermuda Cruise Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, Jamaica Jazz Festival, Atlanta Midtown Music Festival, NV Magazine Awards, Black Enterprise Golf Classic, Vy Higginson's Blue Note Gospel Tour in Japan, Lou Rawl's United Negro College Fund Telethon, Miami Soul Beach Festival, the Jack & Jill Foundation and many, many more.Reggie wrote hit tunes for Gerald Aston from the Manhattans, Regina Belle, the late legendary songstress, Phyllis Hyman including for "The Prime of My Life" album the songs, "I Can't Take It and Get Right Down To It, which was nominated for a Grammy for the best R&B song of the year. That song also earned him an ASCAP award for his composing abilities. He's also written songs for Chaka Khan and Bell Biv Devoe. Reggies musical talents would eventually catch the eyes and ears of Hollywood. He worked in conjunction with Tru Master and the RZA to compose the movie score for Blade Trinity. Although that score found itself on the cutting room floor, his composition continued with a full movie orchestral score for the independent film, "Like Butta Baby" as well as some soundtracks for the movie, Colors of Rage. Reggie began commanding the attention of the national audience and capitalized on it by performing on the David Letterman Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tom Joyner's Sky Show and Cruise, Montreux Jazz Festival, Bermuda Jazz Festival, BouBous Jazz Festival in St. Barths, Merengue Soul Festival, Sinbad's Bermuda Cruise Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, Jamaica Jazz Festival, Atlanta's Midtown Music Festival, NV Magazine Awards, Black Enterprise Golf Classic, Vy Higgensens Blue Note Gospel Tour in Japan, Lou Rawls United Negro College Fund Telethon, Miami Soul Beach Festival, Jack and Jill Foundation, and others.
In 2002, Reggie was featured in the American comedy film "Austin Powers Goldmember" soundtrack. He was also recently featured in Japan for the Harlem Nights Tour. Current projects include working with comedian Tommy Davidson, J Anthony Brown and Craig Robinson (The Office).
Reggie Hines has come full circle in his musical career. His debut CD in 2006, "Do You See What I See" is a true testament of his musical abilities, infusing various genres of music with jazz. In his most recent endeavor, Reggie has returned to his musical roots, in the 2009 release of " Live Your Life".Anymore"