"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
Photo Credits Alyssa Stone - The Enterprise
Cameron Shave is a 17-year-old jazz trumpeter, arranger, writer, and bandleader based around Boston, MA and Providence, RI. 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. Shave has taken a selection of preparatory classes at the New England Conservatory in Boston, including the New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra. Cameron Shave is also a Grand Finalist of the Young Artists Competition at the Boston Pops. Cameron has participated in his District Jazz Bands from 2017 to the present as well as the Massachusetts All State Jazz Band.
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, Phil Grenadier, Aaron Janik, Wayne Bergeron, 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, Eric "Benny" Bloom, Paul the Trombonist and more...
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, an All-Star Mini Big Band: Cameron Shave's very own Septet and writing project, the modern jam band FUNKACADEMY, and serves as a substitute choir director and worship accompanist at Bridgwater's Central Square Congregational Church.
Cameron has played in local area bands, Boston-based bands, and Providence-based bands such as the Boston Pops, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, the South Coast Jazz Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Nightlife Jazz Orchestra, the Berklee Five-Week All-Star Big Band, the Berklee Five-Week BPC Funk/Fusion Ensemble, the Berklee Five-Week BPC Salsa Band, the Berklee Five-Week BPC Tower of Power Ensemble, the Tri-County Symphonic Band, the Remax All-Star Bristol Fourth of July Marching Band and many more...
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
JALC SUMMER JAZZ ACADEMY
This is Cameron Shave's solo on Joy Spring that got him into the Jazz At Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy with Wynton Marsalis.
B-R JAZZ BAND
Cameron Shave, age 15, playing jazz trumpet with the BR Jazz Band.
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