Jonathan Bass is currently instructor of guitar at Northwest Mississippi Community College and maintains an active schedule as a guitarist in Memphis, TN. Studying classical guitar under Giovanni DeChiaro, he received a B.M. in guitar performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a M.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Memphis. Bass currently leads the longest running weekly jazz session in Memphis at historic Ernestine and Hazel's. His debut album, Shapes and Colors, with his Chicago based quintet featured him as leader and composer. As a member of the Mississippi Guitar Alliance he works as a clinician and collaborative performer. He is the creator of The Liturgical Guitar Project which actively seeks to expand the literature of sacred music for solo guitar.