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OBU to Host Trumpeter Brian Shaw

January 31, 2013

Shaw is assistant professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Louisiana State University and is co-principal trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony. At OBU on Feb. 8, he will lead a music career session at noon in the band hall (Raley Chapel room 103) and an instrumental masterclass at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Shaw will join the Bison Jazz Orchestra to present a Night of Jazz at 9 p.m. in the Mabee Suite, located in the Noble Complex.

As a Baroque trumpet player, Shaw recorded a solo CD titled "Virtuoso Concertos for Clarino," accompanied by some of New York's finest period musicians. Early Music America declares, "Shaw's tone is beautiful, and his playing unfailingly musical. … His is a voice that will make a major mark on Baroque trumpet playing."

On valved trumpet, Shaw has been a prizewinner in a number of international competitions and is the dedicatee of several new works. He is also active as a jazz improviser and big-band arranger.

This season, Shaw will perform concerts in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Santa Fe and Oklahoma, and he will begin service as a consultant to the new Kenny Wheeler Archive at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

For more information about the events, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 585-4301.