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Sean François

Community & Academy Divisions

double bass

Bassist Sean François has been performing throughout the country since the age of nine. He is known as a bassist of great versatility, capable of both solo qualities and the finesse to collaborate within an ensemble.

Mr. François started his career in the Chicago area where he performed frequently and ran a thriving private studio. He became well known in the area and regularly performed with jazz luminaries such as Bob Ojeda, Ava Logan, and Russ Phillips. He was a finalist in the 2017 Luminarts Jazz Improvisation Competition, hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago.

Mr. François has studied with world-renowned musicians and educators, including David Baker, Nick Schneider, Mark Bettcher, and Jeremy Allen. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies in Double Bass from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music.