Shannon Powell has been an ambassador for the J.C. Heard [email protected] educational program for the past four years where is he has led the Dr. Valade’s Brass Band. Powell is a highly sought after drummer and percussionist who has achieved international acclaim for his commanding technique and style. In his early career, Powell toured extensively with Harry Connick, Jr. During subsequent years, Powell has toured with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Diana Krall, Dr. John, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and John Scofield.
Currently, Powell is a bandleader and is considered a leading force on the traditional jazz circuit. He serves as an educator and clinician. He is honored to lead the Dr. Valade’s Brass Band.