Trombone, Jazz Studies
Jerald Shynett has been on the faculty at University of North Carolina Wilmington for 8 years where he teaches trombone, improvisation, jazz theory, jazz arranging, jazz history, and jazz combo. He is an active performer and clinician throughout North Carolina and is currently performing with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and The Jazz Surge, a professional jazz orchestra based out of Florida.
Before coming to UNCW in 1998, Mr. Shynett maintained an active career as a freelance trombonist, composer and arranger in Florida. Throughout his career he has performed with Chick Corea, Bob Brookmeyer, Slide Hampton, Nneena Freelon, Gerald Wilson, Ira Sullivan, Vincent Herring, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, and Liza Minelli among others. His compositions and arrangements have been performed throughout the country, most recently with the Jazz Ensembles of UNCW, University of South Florida, University of Miami and Northwestern University.