Derek Hines’ book is quite diverse. The themes focus on traditional standards from Evans to Monk. The sub-plots are a jazz take on legends from Lennon/McCartney to Jimmy Webb. Derek is known as a creative and thoughtful interpreter. Highlights of his career include performances with Freddy Cole, and 70′s television great John Davidson. This path also led to a five year run with Carnival Cruise Lines where he cut his teeth nightly with some of the world’s finest musicians. Derek calls KW home and is a staple in the roster of returning talent to Waterloo’s Jazz Room. A big band recording is in pre-production and will be released in November 2016.