Shane Hicks is a freelance trumpeter in the Winnipeg community. A proud father & husband, music educator in the Seven Oaks School Division, as well as freelance trumpeter keep him very busy. Shane started in the Winnipeg music scene as a Lead Trumpet player in 2004 with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and the Ron Paley Big Band and has been playing with them ever since. He has also made regular appearances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Papa Mambo, Muddy Waters Brass Quintet, Yoslai De La Rosa, most recently joined Combo Latino, as well as acting as a board member with the WJO from 2009-2013.
As a University of Manitoba Graduate music education program Shane has spent many years learning from Dr. Richard Gillis focusing on classical and jazz trumpet playing. During his years in university Shane managed to become close with the great trumpeter Bobby Shew and has been studying with him (via skype) for many years. More recently Shane began taking lessons with Scotty Barnhart who is a long time member of the Count Basie Orchestra and now the leader of that great ensemble.