Shannon Hoover, from Greenville SC, plays electric and acoustic bass, piano, and brass. A graduate of Anderson University(SC) in 2004, Shannon has a B.A. in Double Bass Performance(minors in piano and education) and is currently a freelance performer, composer, private instructor, clinician, and founder of a jazz nonprofit group called The Greenville Jazz Collective. He teaches bass, tuba, and music theory privately at Watson-Wood Music in Greenville, SC. Since 2010, Shannon Hoover bass been adjunct bass instructor and Jazz Band Director at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC.
Shannon plays many styles, focusing on jazz, classical, and world music. Keeping a busy performance schedule in Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, Atlanta, GA, and Asheville NC, he plays regularly with several projects such as The Hipbones, Lovell Bradford Trio, Clay Ross Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Jeff Sipe Trio, and his own group, the Shannon Hoover Trio. Recently, Shannon has recently had the opportunity to play with Victor Wooten, Glenn Miller Ochestra, Branford Marsalis, Harry Kim, John Ellis, Ranky Tanky, Jeff Sipe, Derek Trucks, Mondre Moffett, Delfeayo Marsalis, Pharez Whitted, Yonrico Scott, Bill Evans, Kofi Burbridge, and the late great Clarence Clemons.
Shannon released a CD entitled "Follow Me" in October 2012, featuring original compositions. He has been busy the last few years building a foundation for jazz in Greenville, SC. Shannon is music director of a newly formed non-profit group, the Greenville Jazz Collective, which he co-founded in 2012. The group promotes jazz awareness and education in the Greenville area, reaching out to local schools and the public with concerts, camps, and clinics. He also works with another non-profit organization, Hendersonville Community Music Center, a group that brings music to schools lacking funding for music education.
Shannon has recently been working on several new projects, including a second studio album of original compositions, a solo electric bass album, a bass method book, and new ensembles, festivals, and concert series with the Greenville Jazz Collective. To find out more about Shannon Hoover, visit www.ShannonHooverMusic.com. More information on the jazz collective is available at www.GreenvilleJazzCollective.com.