EVANS CUSTOM AMPLIFIERS
I am proud to now be an Evans Custom Amplifiers artist! I just ordered the AH200 Head and JES200 1X12 Cabinet! Scot has been a pleasure to deal with and I am excited to start putting this new rig to work. Hope to post some videos of the Evans rig in action very soon!
NATIONAL JAZZ WORKSHOP 2012
I am excited to be a visiting artist at this year's National Jazz Workshop, held at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winhchester, Virginia! I will be performing with the Army "Blues" and Mike Tomaro's "Little Big Band," as well as teaching Jazz Theory Jazz Combo, and Jazz Guitar Master Class!
PREMIER GUITAR "STYLE GUIDE: SOUL JAZZ" ARTICLE
My new lesson on Soul Jazz is up on the Premier Guitar website! 16 written and recorded musical examples in the styles of Grant Green, Pat Martino, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, and Peter Bernstein! Thanks to Jason Shadrick at Premier Guitar for this opportunity! Check it out!
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE TRANSCRIPTION ARTICLE
I am thrilled to have my transcription article on Peter Bernstein's "Means and Ends" solo in the December, 2011 issue of Downbeat magazine! Thanks to Peter Bernstein for granting permission for this solo transcription to be published! Thanks also to Ed Enright at Downbeat Magazine for publishing the article.
NAVAL ACADEMY BAND "NEXT WAVE"
I am very excited to have won the jazz guitar position for the Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, MD. I am currently working on the paperwork, and can't wait to start playing with the band. I will be playing with the Naval Academy Jazz Band "Next Wave," under the direction of Drummer Joe McCarthy, and also with jazz combos and other ensembles. It's great to be back in the Washington D.C. area!!
NATIONAL GUITAR WORKSHOP
Shawn will be teaching at two (2) camps for the National Guitar Workshop this summer, 2011! "Making the Changes" at Sandy Spring, MD (June 26 - July 1) and "Soul Jazz" at Austin, TX (July 17 - July 22nd)! This is my 6th year with NGW!
MUSIC 1ST - JAZZ CAMP 2011
Shawn will be on the faculty for Music1st camp, being held in Dallas TX, (June 20 - June 23rd). Faculty members for this week are trumpeter Ken Edwards, saxophonist, David Lown, pianist, Josh Hanlon, bassist, Brian Mulholland and drummer/artistic director, Stockton Helbing!
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
Shawn will be a Visiting Lecturer in the Jazz Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington this semester, teaching Jazz Improvisation III as well as coaching 7-8 jazz combos. I am thrilled to be a part of this Killer jazz program!!!
JAZZ GUITAR LIFE
Shawn is excited to announce that he will be writing a monthly column, "The Total Jazz Guitarist" for Jazz Guitar Life, an online resource dedicated to the jazz guitar!
REALLY GOOD MUSIC
I am also VERY excited to now be a part of the Really Good Music, LLC family of composers and arrangers! RGM has published 3 of my original big band compositions/arrangements, "Sequoia," "doin' the shake," and "Minor Catastrophe." Go to the page "Purchase Charts" for a direct link to my charts or click the link below to search the site!
SHAWN IS AN ENDORSER OF D'ADARRIO STRINGS AND WEBER SPEAKERS