"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
V I D E O S
Cameron Shave is a jazz trumpeter, arranger, writer, and bandleader now studying in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music.
Cameron has had the honor to study with trumpet players Jon Faddis, Tom Kirinsky, Billy Buss, John Allmark, and many more. Shave has studied arranging with John Allmark, Greg Hopkins, and was selected to be a part of Steve Feifke's arranging mentorship "Lead Sheet to Large Ensemble."
Cameron has been the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships. Shave has been mentioned in JazzTimes Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and Broadwayworld.com
Cameron Shave is a winner in 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.
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" in 2020 and 2022. Cameron Shave is an alternate for NYO Jazz at Carnegie Hall 2022 on Jazz Trumpet.
Cameron Shave attended the annual 2022 Essentially Ellington Competition as a proud member of the Foxboro Jazz Ensemble which received 2nd place. Shave was awarded Outstanding Trumpet.
"You're a hell of a musician. More than trumpet."
- Wynton Marsalis
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, opening for jazz headliners, and playing community concerts.
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 project, FUNKACADEMY (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.
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
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.
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
Sam Childs - Tenor Sax
Tyler Kinsky - Trombone
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
@ THE MET
Cameron Shave and his Jazz Orchestra open for the legendary John Allmark Jazz Orchestra at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Arr. Phil Wilson
Cole Hovey - Keys
Cam Pagnani - Trombone
Anthony Defeo Gelman - Tenor Sax
Dave Rausch - Bari Sax