Drummer . composer . educator
Colin Hinton is an active member of Brooklyn’s creative
music community. A drummer, percussionist, and composer, his
music draws from the jazz and free music traditions of
Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, and Muhal Richard
Abrams, as well as 20th century classical composers Messiaen,
Scriabin, Feldman, and Grisey.
He has performed in the US, Canada, Central and South America,
and Asia, and has had his compositions performed in the US,
Italy, and Canada. An active educator in the NYC area, Colin has taught at
the City College of New York, numerous music academies, and has many
Hinton studied drums with Ed Soph, Tyshawn Sorey, Dan Weiss, Ralph Peterson, and Ari Hoenig, and composition with Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, and Eric Wubbels. He
studied at the University of North Texas and City College of New York,
completing a BFA in Jazz Performance and an MA in Music Performance with a focus in 20th century theory.
Colin has performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Todd Neufeld, Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Formanek, Okkyung Lee, Eivind Opsvik, Tyshawn Sorey, Brandon Lopez, Jacob Sacks, Briggan Krauss, Miles Okazaki, Michaël Attias, Jesse Zubot, and Anna Webber. He performed on Jake Hanlon’s 2012 CD release “Follow”,
which was nominated for ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year.
Hinton currently leads contemporary classical/avant jazz quintet Simulacra and
free-jazz/post-punk hybrid Glassbath.
Colin has been sober since November 3rd, 2016.