Shane Cox is a multi-instrumentalist performer, band leader, and educator in the Twin Cities. Shane has experience across many genres, from performing locally, to touring and teaching. Starting his professional career right after high school, Shane’s musical experience quickly grew while playing on the streets of New Orleans for a year. He went on to teach private lessons in Germany, followed by a 7-year stint in the San Francisco Bay Area where he performed, taught with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and recorded in a studio setting across different genres including funk, balkan, jazz, cumbia, and more. As the pandemic ensued and opportunities to play live music became more limited, Shane pivoted to a music stream on Twitch, where he still plays multiple times a week for a growing audience. As a performer and instructor on trumpet, trombone, tuba, Shane also teaches improvisation, and ear training.
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