Pianist/composer Pamela Hines has been a prolific and consistent presence in the world of jazz. Her creative stamina has established her as an artist who presents to her audiences a newness, individuality and freshness that have made her piano style and originals identifiable. She has received critical acclaim for edgy instrumental compositions and originals for jazz vocalists that are more at home in the modern American Songbook.
New release! Thrive! is a project of all original compositions by Hines with lyrics penned to the tune, From Across the Room. It features Dave Clark on bass and Les Harris, Jr. on drums and the vocal tune features Suzanne Cabot. It was released October 20, 2014.
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H. Allen Williams writes on Jazz Times.com, August, 2012, Hines is the
epitome of what is great about jazz, her ability to create edgy jazz
instrumentals in one cut, then turn on a dime and bring forth the most
inspiring rendition of an arrangement of a classic standard, not to mention
her ability to write complex but listenable melodies for vocalists is truly the
cornerstone of her appeal as a composer and pianist. Hines is one of those
jazz artists I predict will remain a household name long after she leaves this
journey for her next adventure, her impact on jazz is permanent, but
continues to inspire listeners, like a welcomed friend you look forward to
Willing to teach