Bassoon (regular substitute)
Shawn Jones was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and moved to the Bay Area in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon from The Juilliard School and his Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from Rice University.
Jones has played utility and contrabassoon for Santa Rosa Symphony for the past sixteen years. He is as a regular substitute with San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Orchestra and has performed as a member of the Colorado, Detroit, and San Francisco Symphonies as both a bassoonist and contrabassoonist. He is also a member of the ensemble group Quinteto Latino.
During his summer periods, Jones has performed with the Grand Tetons Music Festival Orchestra, traveled to Japan to perform with the Pacific Music Festival, toured Russia with the American Russian Youth Orchestra, and currently performs as a member of the Colorado Music Festival.
Jones has taught bassoon at Interlochen Arts Camp and continues to teach bassoon at Cal State, East Bay, and Santa Clara University.
In addition to his skills as a bassoonist, he is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a black belt in Kung Fu.