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 private bass lessons at Watson-Wood Music in Greenville, SC. He is also 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, Ike Stubblefield, Vincent Gardner, Lizz Wright, Jiggs Whigham, John Ellis, Kobie Watkins, Ron McCurdy, Col. Bruce Hampton, Craig Wagner, Adam Nitti, Justin Stanton, Bob Moses, Ranky Tanky, Chris Vadala, Terreon Gully, Geoff Achison, Buzz Amato, Jeff Sipe, Derek Trucks, Mondre Moffett, Edwin McCain, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Pharez Whitted, Dionne Warwick, Yonrico Scott, Bill Evans, Kofi Burbridge, Chris Bullock, Scotty Anderson, Walter Blanding, Jr., Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Jason Marsalis, Mondre Moffett 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 organization, 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 spends time working with another non-profit organization, Hendersonville Community Music Center, working with music programs in the Hendersonville, NC area lacking funding for music education.
Shannon has 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. More information on the jazz collective is available at www.GreenvilleJazzCollective.com.