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Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes Quintet at the DC Jazz Festival

What it Takes - Bullettes Combo at Mr. Henrys Live 1/21 on the Eve of the Women's March

Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes at the Carlyle Club

When in Doubt, Play the Charleston

Artist Bios

Hailed by the Washington City Paper as “D.C.’s Best Trombonist 2015,” DC based Shannon Gunn is known for her exceptional tone and her grandiose project-du-jour. She is currently the artist in residence on Tuesday nights at Columbia Station in Adams Morgan as leader of the “Firebird Organ Trio,” named “DC’s Best Small Ensemble 2016” by the Washington City Paper. She also runs DC’s premiere all-women jazz orchestra, “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes,” including successful performances at the Kennedy Center, Castleton Theatre House, DC Jazz Festival, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, and  Dardanella. As a member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, she’s had the privilege of playing with notable artists such as Oliver Lake, Cheryl Bailey, Yotam Silverstein, Wycliffe Gordon, Elliott Hughes, Erika Dohi, and for Miho Hazama. Additionally, as lead trombone player at Michigan State University, she played with Billy Taylor, Rodney Whitaker, and Marian McPartland. She earned her Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and also attended James Madison University and Michigan State University for her music studies. She produced “The JazzCast,” a podcast dedicated to curated listening sessions with jazz musicians. In addition to the ensembles listed above, Shannon Gunn has performed with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Reunion Music Society, American Festival Pops Orchestra, Manassas Chorale, and at various venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Takoma Park Jazz Festival, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Westminster Jazz Night, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Mr. Henry’s, DCTV, CBS Morning Show (local) in Richmond, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival, and has subbed in with the DIVA! Jazz Orchestra for Maurice Hines’ “Tappin Thru’ Life.” She resides in Virginia with her husband, Timothy, and her dog, Faith.

More Press

Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes Septet on the CBS Virginia this Morning Show in Richmond, Virginia during September 2015.
All Women Jazz Orchestra Kicks Off Castleton in Performance from the Rappahannock News on August 20th, 2015:  http://www.pressreader.com/usa/rappahannock-news/20150820/281526519796181/TextView or the PDF Article.
Shannon Gunn Interview with Ellen Williams Carter’s show “America’s Classical Music Jazz” on BlogTalk Radio March 2015:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jazznotes/2015/03/09/americas-classical-music-jazz 
Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes have performed at the following venues:

Electronic Press Kit: Right click below and select “save link as” to save to computer (pdf file)

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