James Shearer

James Shearer's Biography

Jim Shearer is the Regents Professor of Music at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he also holds the title of Distinguished Achievement Professor. He holds both the D.M.A. in Performance and Literature and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Shearer has toured the United States, Europe, South America, and the Far East as a member of the NMSU Faculty Brass Quintet, El Paso Brass, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and as a soloist with many other ensembles, both large and small. Having recorded with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Creole Dixieland Jazz Band, blues artist Eric Bibb, bluegrass musician Steve Smith, and Memphis Beale Street legend Charlie Wood, Dr. Shearer demonstrates equal familiarity in a number of diverse musical settings. He is the author of two textbooks, Jazz Basics and MUSIC 101, and he has a solo commercial CD release titled The Memphis Hang on the Summit Records label.

Dr. Shearer is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

James Shearer's Gear
James Shearer

Gear List

YFB-822 YFB-621