About Shawn Villanueva
Get to know Shawn Villanueva
He then furthered his education by obtaining his bachelors in Jazz Performance at the Florida State University (FSU) where he studied under the director of the Count Basie Orchestra, Scotty Barnhart. During his time at FSU, he was lead trumpet and section leader in their top jazz ensembles.
He has performed across the country at major events such as the 2nd Inaugural Parade of President Obama in Washington DC. He has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including being awarded the Outstanding Trumpet Soloist award at the Essentially Ellington Competition by Wynton Marsalis. Shawn currently performs and records throughout Central Florida and has plans to pursue a masters degree, in the future.