Musician, environmental advocate, GIS technician, field- recordist, soundscape ecologist, and educator, Jack Hines has been an associate member of the Wild Sanctuary team for nearly 20 years.
His deep understanding of sounds of the natural wild, their relationship to music, and to those of enhancing human health and wellness, make him a multi-talented leader in this field.
Both studied and intuitive, Jack’s comprehensive field and teaching skills, along with his enthusiasm to share the wonders of the outdoors - and relate them to life in the modern world, are timely and vital.
A versatile and accomplished songwriter and musician, Jack is a vocalist, plays both electric and upright bass, viola da gamba, guitar, and piano, receiving a BA in Music from San Francisco State University in 1988. Performances include Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur tours. Jack’s San Francisco Bay Area collaborations have ranged from Jazz to Brazilian to Afro-Cuban and Salsa styles, along with a variety of other performers, musical partners, and bands.
In 2004, Jack became a full-time music teacher working with at-risk adolescent boys at a large residential center in Sonoma, CA., producing concerts twice a year for 15 years, where he also led guided wilderness backpacking trips and day hikes. In this capacity, his skills with guided meditation, life coaching, wilderness awareness and ecology fostered new environmental connections and launched many related programs for his students.
Under his own label, Jack has produced 6 albums, including: Howard Lake, Ledson Marsh, Magpie’s Song, Moab, Death Valley Oasis, and Pinyon Forest Dawn.
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Wild Sanctuary albums with Bernie Krause include: Sequoia High Country. For further information visit: www.WildSanctuary.com
Most recently, Jack has completed two extensive European field-recording explorations within Romania (REX) and the Scottish Highlands (S:HEX); collaborative projects with Wild Sanctuary, Missing Wolf, and Ear To The Wild. He is also a field representative of our NPO initiative, The Wild Sanctuary Soundscape Field Station Project, a network of independent and collaborative partners sharing natural soundscape awareness for science, art, education, and public outreach.