Jason Hoopes is a musician and educator who has lived in Oakland since 2006. He holds an MA in Music Composition, and an MFA in Music Performance and Literature, from Mills College. Jason’s experience spans a wide range of style and approach, from “free” improvisation to various forms of jazz, rock, contemporary classical, and the experimental avant-garde. He records, performs and tours both nationally and internationally, most notably with his mentor Fred Frith and drummer Jordan Glenn in the improvising group Fred Frith Trio. Jason is also bassist in the critically acclaimed avant-folk band Jack O’ The Clock. Other collaborators include Scott Amendola, Rova Sax Quartet, choreographers Molissa Fenley and Peiling Kao, among many others. His extensive experience as an improviser gives him a unique advantage to teaching in diverse and dynamic environments like Bayhill, as everyone learns differently and everyone’s needs evolve over time. You can learn more about Jason here.