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Hailed by the Washington City Paper as “D.C.’s Best Trombonist 2015” and the DistrictNow Blog as “Best Trombonist 2017,” 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, 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 DC Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Castleton Theatre House, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Takoma Park Jazz Festival, Jazz on Jackson Place, Westminster Jazz Night, Nomadic Jazz, Great Gatsby Inaugural Ball, Goethe Institute, National Jazz Workshop, Gallery O on H, Arts on the Avenue, Bohemian Caverns, and Dardanella

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Playing Catch Up With 2019

Read "Playing Catch Up With 2019" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

There always seems to be a constant flow of worthwhile new music coming out, so much that it is to be impossible to cover it all within its calendar year. Here are seven notable releases from the last few months of 2019. Gebhard Ullmann mikroPULS Intuition 2019 The ...

Gunn's Ablazin'

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Orange Noise; Missing Perspective; Babes in Cages Are Not OK; Ellen; Ms. Cheverly; #Canigetpaid; Cruash; Dinah; Carried Away; Gymnopedie, No. 1; Cycal; Rainbow Connection.

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Shannon Gunn: Gunn's Ablazin'

Read "Gunn's  Ablazin'" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Washington DC native Shannon Gunn makes a bold artistic and social statement with her stimulating debut Gunn's Ablazin'. Gunn showcases her talents as a trombonist, composer, arranger and bandleader as she fronts two different ensembles interpreting eight originals and four very diverse covers. The album starts with “Orange Noise," a commentary on the U.S. ...

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Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have ...

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Washington D.C.'s Premiere All-Woman Jazz Orchestra Shannon Gunn And The Bullettes To Perform At Republic Restoratives As Part Of The 2017 Washington Women In Jazz Festival

Washington D.C.'s Premiere All-Woman Jazz Orchestra  Shannon Gunn And The Bullettes To Perform At Republic Restoratives As Part Of The 2017 Washington Women In Jazz Festival

Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, the premiere all-women jazz orchestra in the Washington, D.C., area will perform for the 2017 Washington Women in Jazz Festival at Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar on Thursday, March 2 from 7:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Republic Restoratives is the largest female-owned crowd-funded distillery in the world, and the March 2 ...


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