Jonathan Wires is a performing bassist, composer, and educator. After earning a BA in Music Performance from the University of Memphis, he pursued a Master's at Middle Tennessee State University. He now teaches a wide array of classes at MTSU and Nashville State Community College, including Introduction to Music, Jazz Bass, Jazz Composition, Improvisation, and Jazz Combo Ensemble. He served on the staff the Vermont Jazz Institute and Nashville Jazz Workshop. Jonathan recorded on 30+ records in a variety of musical settings and contributed to the soundtrack of Craig Brewer’s 2007 film "Black Snake Moan.” In addition to touring Europe and China, Jonathan performed with a variety of other artists, including Frank Lowe, Mike Rojas, Jim White, Pat Bergeson, Reggie Thomas, Annie Sellick, Billy Bang, Bill Cunliffe, Michael Marcus, Jesus Santandreu, Don Aliquo, Alvin Fielder, Michael Jefry Stevens, and Jeff Coffin. In 2016 Jonathan released “Weaving,” his first recording as a composer and performer, for Ear Up Records. The project was produced by and features the Grammy-nominated Jeff Coffin.