shane philenSaxophonist and arranger Shane Philen is known for his musical diversity and passion for education. A GRAMMY nominated and DOVE award winning performer, Shane has devoted his talent and experience as a professional session artist, producer, arranger, composer, clinician, adjudicator, and jazz radio host throughout the United States and abroad since 1992. He is active in the pop, jazz, Latin, classical, gospel, fusion, ambient and world music genres.

Currently, Shane is the Assistant Director of Bands at Theodore High School. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Gulf Coast Arts Academy, coordinator of the Mobile County High School Jazz Honor Band, and is active in the recording industry as a session artist, producer, and arranger for, a recording company that allows artists, songwriters, producers, and record companies to include a real, “live” horn section to any recording project.

Shane has been featured with Louis Bellson, Big Daddy Weave, The Coasters, Travis Cottrell, Geron Davis, Darrell Evans, 4Him, Group 1 Crew, Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town), Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra, Mandisa, Frank Mantooth, the Moscow Sax Quintet, The Temptations, Truth, Veggie Tales, and Ayiesha Woods. He has also served as musical director for the Distinguished Young Women Program (formerly America’s Junior Miss) and has performed with numerous ensembles, theater productions, society events, cruise lines, and festivals such as Bayfest, Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Pensacola Jazz Fest, and Arts Alive.

Aside from his professional interests, Shane enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, travel, and hanging out in bookstores, libraries, art galleries, parks, museums, and coffee shops. He resides in Mobile, AL with his wife Tabitha (freelance writer for LifeWay Publications and blogger), and their four children.

Shane Philen is a participating member of the National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, Jazz Education Network, Mobile Big Band Society, and the Christian Jazz Artists Network.

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