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Director of the UNF School of Music presents lecture on ‘The Impact of Jazz on Social Justice’

hines headshotDr. Clarence Hines, associate professor and director of the UNF School of Music, will join the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) Scholars Lecture Series to present his talk on “The Impact of Jazz on Social Justice.” This virtual lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. 

In this talk, Hines will discuss the ways that jazz artists have fought for social justice through their music. A pre-recorded performance of his recent creative work that was inspired by the death of George Floyd will follow the lecture.

Hines is a trombonist, composer, and arranger with a diverse musical background. Throughout his career, Hines has performed alongside 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. His compositions and arrangements are performed by professional and collegiate ensembles around the country, and his recent works were premiered at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the World Association of Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Spain.

For more information on the lecture and to register for your free ticket, visit the website.

The COAS Scholars Lecture Series showcases UNF Faculty research and creative activities. These presentations are made possible through generous support from private donations to the College of Arts and Sciences.

“Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music [jazz],” said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the foreword of the program for the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival. “It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down.”