Eric Hines

Drums, Cajon, Guiro, Shakers, Marimba

Dr. Eric Hines is a professional percussionist and educator residing in Chicago, IL.

sones-de-mex_hweric_h-An accomplished performer of classical, jazz, Afro/Caribbean, Brazilian, and popular percussion, Hines maintains an active performance schedule. As a bandleader, Eric directs the steel pan driven Caribbean jazz ensemble Eric Hines & Pan Dulce, salsa group Orquesta Congrí, and Latin jazz combo EnClave. Hines also performs regularly with Sones de México, Trio Tropicál, Honey & the 45’s, The Socials, and the Gabriel Ayala Quintet. Specializing in Afro/Cuban folkloric music, Eric has studied in Havana and Matanzas with master rumba musicians Maximino Duquesne Martinez, Francisco “Minini” Zamora Chirino, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, and Los Rumberos de Cuba.ericjpg