Shawn Conley

Bassist Shawn Conley loves playing a variety of musical genres.

Recent projects include the 2016 Grammy Award-winning CD ‘Sing Me Home’ with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma; multiple performances of the opera Layla and Majnun with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Silk Road; and US and European tours with French jazz singer phenom Cyrille Aimée.

Shawn is also a member of the Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra The Knights, and can be heard on their new record “Azul,” featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

As a studio musician, he has played on multiple soundtracks including True Grit, Moonrise Kingdom, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Free State of Jones, and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.


Shawn was born and raised in Hawaii. He studied at Rice University with Paul Ellison and in Paris, France with Francois Rabbath. Shawn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Megan, and their brand new baby boy.