"On her new CD, Shawn combines sensitive phrasing and a luscious tone with a beautiful personal approach to some of the best tunes ever written. A very enjoyable and emotionally compelling recording!"
Jazz Saxophonist & Educator
“I really enjoy her smoky sound and intimate playing… some hot licks too!”
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
"Shawn has a great tone. Her album is a welcome addition to the small world of jazz clarinet. I taught a jazz clinic with her. She has an incredible way of figuring out how students learn and teaching to their abilities."
“Shawn's warm, vocal approach and tone defies the stylistic limits of many of her clarinet-playing peers, and offers her a rich and imaginative playground of possibilities for selecting her repertoire. She truly achieves a lyrical sound that is simultaneously both steeped in tradition and singularly recognizable, both familiarly cozy and uniquely engaging. Equally satisfying for listeners is the rare melodic integrity that Shawn plays with…”