Featured July Events: Reggie Hines, Taylor Roberts, Chandra Currelley
Reggie Hines is an ASCAP Award Winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, and international recording artist. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, bass, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), and of course, the saxophone. His soulful and expressive sound has provided him the opportunity to write and perform music for a diverse roster of artists including Chaka Khan, Angie Stone, Regina Belle, and Stevie Wonder.
Hines grew up in the South Bronx of New York, where he was exposed to a diverse spectrum of musical flavorings from a very early age. His passion for music has taken him on a life long journey that began with attending an esteemed performing arts high school in Manhattan. As Hines’ musical gifting began to unfold, he joined the U.S. Army band where he received some of his most rigorous musical instruction. During his training, Hines embraced studying the multicultural styles that he so elegantly weaves into his signature sound today.
Taylor Roberts Jazz Quartet
The Taylor Roberts Jazz Quartet is a high-energy ensemble that brings together the talents of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast. The quartet features Taylor Roberts on guitar, Reggie Hines on saxophone, Mark Simon on bass, and Josh Smith on drums.
Roberts is a gifted guitarist with a fluid and expressive style. He is known for his ability to seamlessly blend traditional jazz with elements of blues, rock, and funk. Hines is a versatile saxophonist with a warm and soulful sound. He is equally adept at playing bebop, hard bop, and R&B. Simon is a solid bassist with a deep knowledge of jazz harmony and rhythm. He is also an accomplished composer and arranger. Smith is a powerful drummer with a keen sense of swing. He is known for his ability to keep the beat while also providing creative and stimulating fills.
The Taylor Roberts Jazz Quartet has been praised for their tight ensemble playing, their high level of musicianship, and their infectious energy. They have performed at some of the most prestigious jazz venues in the Southeast, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Savannah Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Festival. They have also released two albums, “Live at the Ritz” and “The Taylor Roberts Jazz Quartet.”
The Taylor Roberts Jazz Quartet is a rising star in the world of jazz. They are a group of talented musicians who are passionate about their music. They are sure to continue to entertain and inspire audiences for years to come.