Clarence Hines is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator with a diverse musical background. He has performed throughout the Americas and Europe, and has written works for a variety of small and large ensembles. Included among the artists and groups with which Clarence has performed are Slide Hampton, Bob Brookmeyer, John Pizzarelli, David Sanborn, Maceo Parker, Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell Johnny Mathis, Josh Groban, The Temptations, The OJays, The Harry James Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
Clarence’s compositions and arrangements are performed by professional and collegiate ensembles around the country. Recent works were premiered at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, World Association of Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Spain, and the Strings Music Festival in Colorado. In addition, many of Clarence’s compositions and arrangements are published by UNC Jazz Press and Really Good Music. These works are also distributed globally by eJazzLines, J.W. Pepper, and Sheet Music Plus.
Clarence serves as the Interim Director of the School of Music and is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida. He served on the faculty of the Eastman Summer Jazz Studies and the Tritone Fantasy Jazz Camp and is currently on the faculty of the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Clarence is an artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer and plays C.G. Conn Trombones exclusively.