Professor and Bassoon Instructor
Dr. Brian Jack is a renown bassoon educator and bassoonist living in Colorado. He is a member of Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He performs with the Colorado Music Festival, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony.
In 2007, Brian founded the Boulder Bassoon Quartet. This famous quartet has flourished over the years, releasing three albums and commissioning several works from award-winning composers.
He studied with Dr. Lee Goodhew-Romm, Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, and Glenn Einschlag. He has performed in masterclasses and studied with Michael Sweeney, Christopher Millard, Kim Walker, and Peter Kolkay.
Brian is an active member of the International Double Reed Society, as well as the American Federation of Musicians Union.
He was instrumental in starting the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra (GBYO) and is the Executive Director of this organization that serves 130 young musicians each year from Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and the greater Boulder County area. GBYO has had performances at the Kennedy Center, hosted a residency and performance with world renown violinist and educator Midori, and collaborated with the Boulder Philharmonic and Colorado Music Festival. GBYO was also an honoree at the 2018 Dairy Center Honors which recognizes five individuals or institutions that have made significant contributions to the arts in Boulder County.
Brian is currently the visiting instructor of bassoon at Colorado State University. As a private teacher, Brian maintains a bassoon studio and has worked with many young bassoonists. He earned his teaching certification in Colorado and New York and has taught elementary and middle school music. He coaches chamber music, reed-making, sectionals, and practicing techniques for young musicians. His wife, Kaori Uno-Jack, is a bassoonist in the award-winning Antero Wind Quintet.