Sean Pentland received his degree in 2007 from Boston’s New England Conservatory where he studied with Dave Holland, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and many other giants of jazz. He has toured extensively in Europe and the UK, appearing there with many acclaimed musicians such as Jerry Bergonzi, Don Braden, Jim Snidero, Johannes Enders, Damon Brown, Tine Schneider, Malcolm Braff, Tina May, and Kit Downes among others. Sean, who is currently Bass Professor at Paekche Institute of the Arts in S. Korea, has been actively performing in Seoul and across the peninsula since 2013 and has worked there with local and visiting artists such as Jim Snidero, Sullivan Fortner, Yoonseung Cho, Jon Gordon, Danny Grissett, Youngjoo Song, Sunny Kim, Kenji Omae, Damon Brown, and The Resonance Trio, for which he contributes music. He has toured countrywide with the Köln-based duo, Stefan Karl Schmid and Philipp Brämswig and also with German saxophonist Peter Ehwald, with whom he appeared at the 2015 Jarasum International Jazz Festival. More recently Sean appeared at the 2016 Litchfield Jazz Festival with the Litchfield Jazz Orchestra and at the Naju (S. Korea) Arts and Culture Hall Contemporary Music Festival with a new project titled Canopy, which features some unusual orchestrations of his compositions.