"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
Jazz trumpeter Cameron Shave has captivated audiences with his soulful melodies and improvisation ability. With a deep passion for music and an unwavering commitment to his craft, Shave has carved out a unique place in the jazz landscape.
Cameron is a current Jazz Arts major at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Shave has the privilege to study with jazz trumpeters Jon Faddis and Billy Buss. He has also studied arranging with John Allmark, Greg Hopkins, and Steve Feifke in his arranging mentorship "Lead Sheet to Large Ensemble."
Cameron Shave's career has been marked by his continuous pursuit of musical innovations. His compositions and arrangements have showcased his inventive approach to harmonies, rhythms, and improvisation, pushing the boundaries of jazz conventions. Shave is very passionate about writing for his 16-18-piece jazz orchestra and septet.
Cameron Shave has been mentioned in JazzTime magazine, Downbeat magazine, and Broadwayworld. He has performed as a guest artist with the Boston Pops and numerous events hosted by the Celebrity Series of Boston.
See the links below for information about Cameron Shave's groups and resume.
VIDEOS C A M E R O N S H A V E
Cameron Shave playing trumpet with Cory Pesaturo and his All-Star Improvisers at the NAMM convention.
PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Cameron Shave, age 18, playing trumpet with the Foxborough Jazz Ensemble and special guest artist Tanya Darby.
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