Jack Sheehan

Saxophonist - Composer - Arranger

Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, educator & entrepreneur, Jack Sheehan, is slowly making his mark on the music industry. The 23-year old instrumentalist has become a growing force on the alto saxophone, having already performed alongside artists such as Terence Blanchard and John Clayton, to name a few. His passion for the music, as well as his personality on his instrument, come together to create the explosive, creative, fiery, yet most delicate style of playing.  

Photo by: Lior Tzemach

Photo by: Lior Tzemach


About Jack…

 

Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, educator & entrepreneur, Jack Sheehan, is making his mark on the music industry. The 25-year old instrumentalist has become a growing force on the alto saxophone, having already performed alongside artists such as Terence Blanchard and John Clayton, to name a few. His passion for the music, as well as his personality on his instrument, come together to create the explosive, creative, fiery, yet most delicate style of playing.  

Originally from Long Island, NY, Jack spent most of his youth in Jensen Beach, FL.  At only the age of 6, Jack began taking classical piano lessons where he molded his foundation of music. By age 11, Jack was showing strong interest in wanting to play the saxophone. Throughout his middle and high school years, Jack grew to love jazz where he began to excel rapidly. By 13, Jack was gigging 3-4 times per week. A pinnacle moment in Jack's youth was when he was asked to perform with Grammy-winning flautist, Nestor Torres. From that moment on, Jack felt as if he had been given confirmation from the universe to continue with his journey in music.

After graduating from Jensen Beach High School,  Jack began attending Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2012. There, is where he studied with teachers such as George Garzone, Jim Odgren, Shannon LeClaire, Ralph Peterson, Tia Fuller, Greg Hopkins, Dave Santoro, to list a few. Aside from being a player, Jack was eager to learn about a different side of the music industry; business. Throughout his time at Berklee, Jack took classes within the Music Business major.  In May of 2016, Jack graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance. In the fall of 2017, Jack relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia.


Photo by: Lior Tzemach

Photo by: Lior Tzemach

 

Jack has performed with artists such as Terence Blanchard, John Clayton, Jesse Colin Young, Jeff Coffin, Rashawn Ross, Tim Reynolds, Kendrick Scott, John D’Earth, Aaron Spears (Usher), Sinbad, Randy Johnston, Luis Conte, Keith Lockhart, Nestor Torres, The Family Stone and many others. 

Jack Sheehan, Jeff Coffin, Rashawn Ross & Brandon Lewis at Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA - DMB AfterParty 12/14/2019

Jack Sheehan, Jeff Coffin, Rashawn Ross & Brandon Lewis at Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA - DMB AfterParty 12/14/2019