9A5A2336 (1).jpg

"The Strictly Sinatra Jazz Band set up at Federal Hill in Providence to entertain its audience...

..but there was something different about this particular summer night performance in 2015.

They called up a special guest.

The guest pulled out his own trumpet and began to improvise a solo, bringing the crowd to its feet as many pulled out their phones to record the performance..."

 

- THE ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER

DSC00760-L.jpeg

V I D E O S

Cameron Shave is an 18-year-old jazz trumpeter, arranger, writer, and bandleader currently based around Boston, MA, and Providence, RICameron has been the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships. Shave has been mentioned in JazzTimes Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and Broadwayworld.com

  Cameron Shave was placed by audition into the 2021 NAfME All-National Jazz Ensemble directed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education, Todd Stoll. Shave is currently a member and Jazz Scholarship-winning competitor of the International Trumpet Guild. Cameron had the honor of being accepted into the Jazz at Lincoln Center "Summer Jazz Academy" directed by Wynton Marsalis. Cameron Shave is an alternate for NYO Jazz at Carnegie Hall 2022 on Jazz Trumpet.

   

Cameron will be attending the Manhattan School of Music next Fall for his undergraduate in JazzArts on Trumpet. Shave will study in the studio of Jon Faddis.
 

   Cameron Shave attended this year's annual 2022 Essentially Ellington Competition as a proud member of the Foxboro Jazz Ensemble which received 2nd place. Shave was awarded Outstanding Trumpet.

  Cameron Shave is a finalist of the National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists' YoungArts Competition for jazz trumpet. Cameron Shave is also a Grand Finalist of the Young Artists Competition at the Boston Pops and has performed and recorded with the Boston Pops alongside conductor Keith Lockhart.

 

  Shave won the division MVP award for jazz combo performance at the Clark Terry Jazz Competition as well as the division MVP award for jazz piano performance at the Massachusetts Jazz Educators Southeastern District Festival.

Cameron Shave has worked with the Celebrity Series of Boston in performances such as Jazz Along the Charles: a walkable concert on the DCR Boston Esplanade, Concert For One, and opening for jazz headliners and playing community concerts.

Cameron has had the honor to study with trumpet players Tom Kirinsky, John Allmark, Billy Buss, and many more.

 

Shave too has studied arranging for big bands, arranging for jazz combo, arranging for horns, and arranging for strings. He has studied these techniques with arrangers John Allmark, Greg Hopkins, and Chris Walden.

Shave is one of the first five-hundred members of HornFX, a community of trumpet players who combine the natural sound of horns with guitar pedals and analog synth pedals. Other members of this group include Randy Brecker, Rashawn Ross, and more...

Cameron Shave attends Foxboro High School

Cameron directs the CSJO: (the Cameron Shave Jazz Orchestra) a gigging high-school and college big band made up with some of the top young players in New England, The Cameron Shave Mini Big Band: Cameron Shave's very own Septet and writing projectFUNKACADEMY (a contemporary modern jam band), and serves as a substitute choir director and worship accompanist at Bridgwater's Central Square Congregational Church.

 

Cameron has performed as a bugler for national ceremonies in Washington D.C. and performed trumpet at Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's State of the Commonwealth, 2022.

 

At the age of 14, Cameron Shave was one of ten Berklee Five-Week Program participants out of over four hundred auditioning participants to receive a full-tuition scholarship for the following year's program.

cameron shave arranger.jpeg
255734454_4382025371896628_5588120365238895676_n.jpeg
 

VIDEOS                         C A M E R O N   S H A V E

PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Cameron Shave, age 18, playing trumpet with the Foxborough Jazz Ensemble and special guest artist Tanya Darby.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

Cameron Shave and his Jazz Orchestra playing the Maynard Ferguson version of My Funny Valentine

Trombone/Trumpet Ballad Feature

What beats listening music online?

Experiencing music live of course!!

CAM & WYNTON

Backstage at Symphony Hall - 2019

  • YouTube

12-YEAR-OLD

CAMERON SHAVE

7th grader Cameron Shave plays lead trumpet and solos over "My Little Suede Shoes" with the SEMMEA District Jazz Band

January of 2017

CSJO VIDEOS              T H E   C A M E R O N   S H A V E   J A Z Z  O R C H E S T R A

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

Arr. Les Brown / Brian Setzer

This intense arrangement was played at the CSJO Holiday Big Band Bash at Gilda's Stone Rooster and was transcribed, edited, and directed by 16-year-old Cameron Shave.

12-YEAR-OLD

CAMERON SHAVE

7th grader Cameron Shave's trumpet cadenza intro to Maynard Ferguson chart "Gospel John" with the BR Jazz Band under the direction of Tom Kirinsky.

April of 2017

 

COLD DUCK TIME

Arr. Alan Baylock

Soloist:

Sam Childs - Tenor Sax

Tyler Kinsky - Trombone

CAMERON SHAVE

VIRTUAL BIG BAND

Cameron Shave and his Jazz Orchestra play the Airmen of Note's Version of Stars and Stripes Forever for the Fourth of July, 2020.

Video edited by 16-year-old Cameron Shave

BASICALLY BLUES

@ THE MET

Cameron Shave and his Jazz Orchestra open for the legendary John Allmark Jazz Orchestra at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Arr. Phil Wilson

Soloist:

Cole Hovey - Keys

Cam Pagnani - Trombone

Anthony Defeo Gelman - Tenor Sax

Dave Rausch - Bari Sax