Whether he’s performing at international jazz festivals in Stockholm, Montreux, Bermuda and St. Lucia or closer to home in and around Atlanta, veteran saxophonist Reggie Hines always asks his audience the key question: “How many of you want to go on a musical journey?” Though while commanding the stage, the multi-talented songwriter and musician is clearly referring to the constant sense of groove he brings to his eclectic mix of salsa, hip-hop, jazz, trap, bebop, gospel, funk and even classical music, his words could also apply to his fascinating, multi-faceted career.
Speaking of his unique style of performing, Reggie Hines says, “I kind of like to break the norms but keep a constant thump going.” Over the years, he brought that rhythmic magic around the world as part of Angie Stone’s band for eight years, in addition to hundreds of his own performances. He has made appearances at countless U.S. and international festivals, including 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, Miami Soul Beach Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, Jamaica Jazz Festival, and Atlanta Midtown Music Festival.
Hines has also played at the NV Magazine Awards, Black Enterprise Golf Classic, on Vy Higginson's Blue Note Gospel Tour in Japan, the “Harlem Nights” tour of Japan, Lou Rawl's United Negro College Fund Telethon and for the Jack & Jill Foundation. One of the things he loves most about playing with Craig Robinson’s Nasty Delicious is its trademark spontaneity and ability to switch effortlessly from the “Theme From Rocky'' to “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Over the years, when he’s home in Atlanta, Hines enjoyed doing residencies at the hip club Café 290, including residencies of three years - and then, after coming off the road with Angie Stone, ten years.
Over the past several decades, Hines has toured for many years with legendary soul singer Angie Stone, been part of the U.S. Army Band, earned an ASCAP Award and a Best R&B Song Grammy nomination for Phyllis Hyman’s “Get Right Down To It,” wrote tunes for Chaka Khan and Bell Biv Devoe, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and David Letterman, worked on Netflix’s Hilary for Charity with Seth Rogen, and also performed with comedians George Wallace, Damon Williams, Dave Chapelle and David Alan Grier. Between the release of his third solo album How I Feel(2014) and his current collection, the provocatively titled Time Travel, Hines has played regularly as part of actor/musician Craig Robinson’s popular ensemble The Nasty Delicious, which have backed up everyone from Chapelle and Earth, Wind & Fire to John Mayer, Gloria Gaynor, Post Malone, and The Muppets.