Jason Hoopes is a musician and educator living in Oakland. He holds an MA and MFA, both in music, form Mills College. Jason performs nationally and internationally as bassist for the critically acclaimed improvising group Fred Frith Trio, avant-folk band Jack O’ The Clock, and the Scott Amendola Trio among many others. He has been bassist for many diverse and forward thinking bay area groups including Annie Lewandowski’s powerdove, Eat The Sun (w/ Gretchen Jude and Noah Phillips), Rova Saxophone Quartet, and Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient. Jason has also composed music for modern choreographers such as Peiling Kao and Molissa Fenley, and is also a painter and poet. He has taught music to homeschool students, substitute teaches around the bay area, has led workshops on improvisation for college and high school dance and music departments, and works as a general academic tutor. Jason’s extensive experience and practice as an improviser gives him a uniquely strong skill set when working within the complex landscape of diverse learning styles.