Pamela Hines / Jazz Host
Pamela Hines shows
Pamela Hines has been a prolific and consistent presence in American jazz as a pianist and composer. She has received national and international critical acclaim for edgy instrumental compositions that contribute to the jazz history and art of the trio, quartet, and quintet and for jazz originals for vocalists that are more at home in the American Songbook. Hines has led or played with other jazz artists at hundreds of East Coast venues for three decades, including Scullers, Les Zygomates, Ryles, Johnny D’s, Thelonious Monkfish, Acton Jazz Cafe, Mechanics Hall, New Haven Jazzfest, Duplex, and Metropolitan Room. Three of her trio CDs have reached the top 20 on national radio charts and her all-original Christmas CD with vocalists made the top 50 national radio list in 2008.
Hines has also been the host/pianist for Live Jazz New England on WICN since 2012. The live, hour-long radio program has featured some of the most creative and talented artists in jazz. In 2018, Pam took over Joe Slezak’s popular show, “Jazz Matinee,” still playing vinyl cuts from his deep collection
Hines has a B.S. in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University, a B.A. in Music Education (Magna Cum Laude) from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Jazz, with Honors, from New England Conservatory.