Shannon Gunn


Shannon Gunn recently earned her Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. At GMU, she had the opportunity to play lead trombone in the GMU Jazz Ensemble as well as  perform with such great musicians as Harry Watters, Jim Carroll, and Kenny Rittenhouse. She also attended James Madison University and Michigan State University for her music studies. She has studied trombone under Harry Watters, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jeannie Little. While playing lead trombone at Michigan State, she had the opportunity to play with Billy Taylor, Rodney Whitacker, and Wycliffe Gordon. She currently plays every Monday night with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, as well as various smaller ensembles in the area. As the music technology teacher at Woodbridge Senior High School, she teaches high school students how to create, record, produce, and market their own music through the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Shannon Gunn has performed with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Brad Linde Ensemble, Reunion Music Society, American Festival Pops Orchestra, Swing Shift Big Band, Northern Lights Big Band, James Bazen Jazz Band, Manassas Chorale, and Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. She is currently working on heading up her own all-women jazz orchestra Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes. She resides in Bristow, VA with her husband, Timothy, and her dog, Faith.