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"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..."



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, Ingrid Jensen, Billy Buss, Scott Wendholt, Tom Kirinsky, and John Allmark. 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, at the NAMM show at the Grand Plaza Stage, and at numerous events hosted by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Cam is a recipient of awards through YoungArts and the Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center.

See the links below for information about Cameron Shave's groups and resume.


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Cameron Shave's arrangement of Christian

McBride's composition recorded by the

Steve Feifke Big Band


Cameron Shave playing trumpet with Cory Pesaturo and his All-Star Improvisers at the NAMM convention.


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


Backstage at Symphony Hall - 2019

  • YouTube



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

January of 2017

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