Passionate about keeping jazz music alive, Sharon DuBois is a nationally certified teaching artist who has been performing, producing, and recording for more than three decades. She currently works as a teaching artist for several non-profit organizations, including Arts for Learning San Diego, Guitars in The Classroom, and Mid-City Community Music while continuing to write, record, perform, and teach privately. She has produced three jazz albums. As a touring singer, she performed at legendary venues including Manhattan’s Apollo Theatre. In 2011, Sharon was recruited by an educator to teach The History and Evolution of Jazz Music.
In her teaching residencies, DuBois combines knowledge and experience from her education in anthropology/Native American studies and music, and her 20-year mentorship with jazz maestro Daniel Jackson. She honors each student by exploring and incorporating relevant cultural references and experiences in an inclusionary way, setting up a safe environment where all can explore and create. Sharon is inspired to write meaningful music to help create a better and more loving world for all species and guides her students to do the same.